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Council keen to hear your views on air quality

Manchester City Council is keen to hear residents’ views on the issue of air quality in the city.

The council’s executive member for the environment, Councillor Rosa Battle, will host a Twitter Q&A on Thursday 23 March (5:30 – 6:30pm), to take questions and listen to suggestions about local air quality and air pollution.

Queries and comments for potential inclusion in the Q&A can be tweeted from today, using #AirQualityMCR.

The council is keen to know: -

* What does air quality mean to you?
* Where in Manchester have you noticed air quality being an issue?
* Has the air quality in Manchester affected your life?
* What are you and your community keen to do to improve air quality -
and how can the council better support you to do this?

The move comes as the council continues to work with its partners to improve air quality within Manchester, particularly in areas where traffic levels are highest.

The existing Greater Manchester Air Quality Action Plan, published in December 2016, highlights measures to promote attractive alternatives to car use by further enhancing public transport and facilities for cyclists and pedestrians, as well as supporting the use of cleaner vehicles.

The council is committed to working to improve air quality and would like to hear people's views on this very important issue, including ideas on additional actions that it could support.

Cllr Battle said: “Air quality is a vital issue which affects everyone in Manchester.  As we develop plans to reduce the city’s air pollution levels, we need to understand your concerns and determine what actions we can all take to help improve air quality.  This Twitter Q&A will be a great first step and I look forward to hearing your opinions.”