Our Air Quality Action Day

Air Quality is a top concern for everyone living or working in Westminster.

Your local Councillors held an Anti Idling Day with a stall outside Waitrose in December. We then divided up into groups and together with officers from the Council we patrolled the streets in and around Marylebone, engaging with any drivers we encountered who were sitting parked in their vehicles with their engines running. 

Our aim is to inform everyone that car idling produces 150 balloons of exhaust emissions containing harmful chemicals like cyanide, NOx and PM2.5 every minute and encourage them to change their behaviour. Idling wastes fuel as well as increasing wear and tear on your engine. 

We will be holding these Anti Idling Action Days across Westminster every couple of weeks. Please sign the #DontbeIdle pledge to improve air quality on the Council's website.