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Healthier Air for Leicester, Coalville

3 November, 2015 | 18:00 - 20:00

Transforming the air quality for Leicester
Transforming the air quality for Leicester

About this event

Poor air quality affects people's health and damages the environment. European and national guidelines set out the levels of pollutants in air that are considered acceptable.

This ambitious air quality action plan for Leicester City aims to improve the health of people in Leicester. It contains far reaching actions over the period to 2025 intended to significantly reduce air pollution. Leicester currently exceeds the EU threshold level for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in a number of areas in the city.

This talk is for anyone with an interest in environmental issues and the main themes of the talk are:

  • Reducing Transport Emissions
  • Increasing Active Travel
  • Improving Traffic Management
  • Improving Land Use Planning


Mark Wills is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a past Chairman of the ICE Nottingham, Leicester and Derby Branch committee. He has been the Head of Transport Strategy at Leicester City Council since 2003 with responsibility for strategic transport planning, highway development control, road safety and promoting walking and cycling.

Dr. Jolanta Obszynska is a project officer for Leicester City Council and has contributed to many important studies on air quality.

Event materials

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