City of Cape Town: Proof that an ailing public transport network impacts air pollution
Air quality in the Mother City is being affected by the failing train service, according to The City of Cape Town. The City's Specialised Health Service says the failing rail service has resulted in more cars on the road, which has led to more air pollution.
With over 1.2 million vehicles on the road, motor vehicle emissions are said to be the biggest contributor to air pollution in Cape Town. The City's Ian Gildenhuys says there has been a notable increase in vehicular emissions, specifically in the Nothern Suburbs.
"Nitrogen is the pollutant most linked to transport emissions. We have seen a slight increase in the Northern Community network, in the Goodwood-Bothasig air particularly." — Ian Gildenhuys, Head of Specialised Environmental Health Services at the City of Cape Town.
An efficient public transport network is an important component of combatting air pollution in a city.
Listen to the on-air interview at http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/323586/cape-town-s-failing-rail-system-stoking-air-pollution-says-city-of-ct
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