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Richmond Council to support Idling Action London campaign

2 November 2021

The anti-idling driver campaign runs throughout November as in-person idling action events return.

Air pollution exposure has many long-term and short-term health impacts and is estimated to cause 40,000 deaths in the UK every year, with 4,100 in London alone. Traffic is one of the major causes of air pollution in our capital.

The idling action events will concentrate on the six railway level crossings in the borough as these are air pollution hotspots where drivers forget to turn off their engines.

The first event as part of November’s anti-idling campaign will take place on Tuesday 16 November in Hampton with volunteers welcome to join. Please ensure that you complete the online training beforehand. Email for further details of the training and to sign up for the event.

Reducing emissions from traffic is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve local air quality within the borough. This can be done by reducing the use of vehicles, especially older, more polluting vehicles, and by avoiding idling whenever possible.

Find out more about engine idling.

Sign our pledge to make Richmond upon Thames an idle-free borough. 

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Up to: November 2021

Updated: 2 November 2021