Air quality

Choose how you move

Choose how you move today! This campaign focuses on small changes we can all think about making in how we travel. Travelling more actively is good for your health and wellbeing, your pocket and the environment.

Building physical activity into daily life is crucial for our health, for our mental wellbeing, and can be easier than fitting in a trip to the gym. Reducing car use also reduces air pollution, which we know has an important impact on health. Even one day or one trip a week without the car, or doing part of a journey differently can make a big difference.

See physical activity for adults and children and young people and don’t miss out on the benefits!

Air quality maps

A number of air pollutants have an impact on health. Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Particular Matter (particularly very small particles called PM2.5) are two important pollutants linked with road transport, among other things. These maps show NO2 monitors in Coventry and Warwickshire and whether the national objective for NO2 is being met (green or amber) or not met (red).

These maps show NO2 monitors only, and we know that there is strong evidence for the health impact of particulate matter (no safe level for health and not shown here). This means that all actions to improve air quality are important for improving population health.