Liverpool’s air is killing 230 people every year. That was the stark warning on the August bank holiday when our city’s air quality was revealed to be three times worse than London.
Liverpool has some of the most polluted air in the UK. It damages the health of children, and adults, especially harming the elderly and those with asthma.
Shockingly, we don’t even know how dangerous the air in parts of our city really is. The council has closed air monitoring stations across Liverpool - leaving just one in a field in Speke.
“If air quality is dangerous in a field in Speke, what must it be like on Queens Drive, Edge Lane or the City Centre,” asks Liberal Democrat deputy leader councillor Andrew Makinson.
Liberal Democrats are demanding Liverpool City Council reopen our air monitoring stations, and end their attack on our parks & green spaces.
We can all make a difference by walking and using public transport more, but Labour councillors make it even harder for residents to make green choices.
The council should be improving public transport, but instead they are building new roads around the city - which will just bring more cars and create more air pollution.
To make matters worse, from January Labour plan to permanently close Lime Street to buses, making bus companies cut routes and force people back into cars.