A protest campaign over poor walking and cycling safety
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Merseyside road safety failures
Merseyside / national road safety failures
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Merseyside road safety improvements
Taking action on poor road safety
Deaths from air pollution in MerseysideAir pollution is one reason why decision makers should be prioritising walking and cycling over travel in motor vehicles, since motor vehicles are a major cause.
The total deaths nationally from air pollution are estimated to be 40,000 deaths per year, partly from particulates and partly from nitrogen oxides.
A breakdown of deaths from particulate pollution by local authority is given in a document from Public Health England .
The annual deaths in Merseyside (from page 11 of the report) are
The average number of life-years lost is roughly 10 per person.
The ill effects are not just the shortening of life in the fatal cases, but also the ill health before death, and the non-fatal cases of asthma and so on.
Last updated: 12 Jan 2020