According to TfL’s data, there are several streets in the area around Oxford Street which will have to cope with even greater concentrations of harmful gases like as Carbon Dioxide and Nitrogen Dioxide:
- Upper Brook Street will be faced with a 6.5% increase in NO2 concentration
- Every day, Marble Arch will have enough toxic gas emissions to exceed recommendations for thirteen days
- There will be increases annual average NO2 concentrations in several streets, including Bruton Street, Wimpole Street, Margaret Street, Maddox Street, Great Marlborough Street, Dunraven Street and Park Lane, right next to Hyde Park.
- Their methodology assumes that vehicles will become cleaner year on year and that all buses will be Hybrid or Electric- so even in the best case scenario, air quality will get worse
- Breathing air with a high concentration of NO2 has been linked to serious respiratory conditions such as asthma and other breathing problems. Residents in the streets surrounding Oxford Street will be exposed to more of these harmful gases, and a greater danger of damage to their health.
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