Westminster suffers from the worst air pollution in the country. With 9.9 million drivers in the capital and 370 million miles driven in Westminster each year, road transport contributes to more than half of the most deadly emissions.
We want to take action to improve the air quality for our community and its visitors, by eliminating engine idling from the areas of highest pollution in the city. It’s an issue that affects everyone, so everyone should care. By making this small change we can all make a big difference.
We can help reduce the number of idling vehicles by encouraging drivers to minimise or stop idling when stationary through an informative chat, and interactive and engaging resources.
Why not come along and make a difference in our local community? Anti-idling event days are a great way to meet other community members, get to know the area, and improve the air we breathe.
Join us at the BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA on Thursday 23 May 2019 from 10am to midday. Volunteers should arrive 15 minutes early for setup
The event will follow a walking route where marshals and volunteers speak directly with drivers who are idling in the area and ask them to come on board with the Don’t Be Idle initiative.
If you see a vehicle engine idling, report it online.
Leaving an engine running unnecessarily while a vehicle is stationary pollutes the air we breathe, causes unnecessary noise and costs drivers money. Switching off your engine is an easy way to help improve air quality and the health of people in Westminster.
Turn off your engine when stationary, loading or waiting at the roadside, and:
Marshals are out on the streets talking to drivers about the impact idling has on pollution, noise and health.