Keeping an eye on pollution traffic pollution in Bradford on Avon
A new air quality monitor has been installed at a traffic hotspot in Bradford on Avon as part of a crackdown on pollution in the town.
The device in Masons Lane, which will be one of four across Wiltshire, will give detailed readings of pollutants and provide the scientific evidence to help manage 21st-century traffic around the historic streets.
Wiltshire Council and the local community have set up the Bradford on Avon Air Quality Alliance, which aims to build on other successful initiatives such as the Lorry Watch scheme, which monitors HGVs in the town.
The council is to keen to encourage walking and cycling in the town.
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Its cabinet member for public health and protection, Keith Humphries, said: "Wiltshire is a beautiful rural county which doesn't generally have issues with air quality. However, we know where there is a build-up of traffic there can be pollution. We are taking it seriously and doing what we can to monitor those spots."
The Lorry Watch scheme, which uses volunteers, has already secured four successful prosecutions after large lorries flouted the weight limit on the town bridge.