We are committed to working with partners to ensure we have clean air to breathe.
There are a number of areas across West Sussex where air quality does not meet Government targets. These areas are known as Air Quality Management Areas. We are working in partnership to increase the quality of air in these areas, and to maintain the quality of air across the county.
Some of the work we’ve done, much delivered in partnership with the District and Borough Councils and the local community include installing Microprocessor Optimised Vehicle Actuation (MOVA) at 70 junctions, linking traffic signals to smooth traffic flows, Bikeability training, creation and ongoing promotion of the Co-Wheels car clubs and vehicle idling zones in place at 30 + level crossings in West Sussex. We are active members of the pan-Sussex sussex-air partnership and support cycle forums and District and Borough Air Quality Steering Groups.
We are in the process of mapping and tracking progress on these and other initiatives to build up a fuller picture on how we are doing and what more we can do to help improve air quality. Future planned work includes expanding the electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the county, working with staff to reduce our own travel, working to convert WSCC’s fleet to electric or low emission vehicles and consolidating our own estate with other local authorities to develop assets and reduce the need for customers to travel.
www.sussex-air.net - the pan-Sussex Partnership