Futures Forum: "Over 40,000* people die each year in the UK directly because of air pollution and it is simply unacceptable."
It's even a problem in Devon:
Futures Forum: Air pollution and over-development: Exeter and East Devon "recording high readings" of nitrogen dioxide emissions
But perhaps we can do something about it:
Futures Forum: How to reach our target for emissions reductions in the transport sector.
There are some clever ideas out there to make it happen:
What would your city look like without cars? | World Economic Forum
Oslo is planning to ban all private cars:
Will we ever get a truly car-free city? | Cities | The Guardian
6 Big European Cities Have Plans to Establish Car-Free Zones in Central Areas - CityLab
Meanwhile, Paris is experimenting:
Paris is turning the expressway on the Seine into a park for six months.
As featured on the latest edition of Costing the Earth on Radio 4:
Cities Without Cars
BBC Radio 4 - Costing the Earth, Cities Without Cars