How traffic data can reduce air pollution
How traffic data can reduce air pollution
To address an issue that is seriously affecting both our cities and our health, it is imperative that governments use every tool at their disposal. In data, they have an invaluable weapon in the fight against air pollution.
— Jamie Stevenson - Author

Pollution caused by traffic is the scourge of modern cities. According to a report, outdoor air pollution could cause 6 to 9 million premature deaths a year by 2060. While there are a number of factors linked to this, a major contributor of pollution is traffic, caused by the ever-increasing number of vehicles on the roads.

The fight against air pollution is not a new one. For years, governments around the world have sought to reduce air pollution due to the harmful toxins contributing to millions of deaths per year. In-fact, any policy which is deemed to take the issue lightly is likely to be publicly torn apart — as the UK’s ‘woefully inadequate’ plan recently found.

It is vital, then, for governments to find plausible, effective means of addressing the issues of air pollution. This, however, is easier said than done.