Portsmouth Air Quality Survey

August 26, 2018 / Comments (0)

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Portsmouth City Council Air Quality market research

The Environment Act (1995) requires us to regularly review and assess air quality in Portsmouth. Areas where an exceedance of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) occurs, or is likely to occur, are known as Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs). As the local authority we must put measures in place to improve air quality in these areas. In Portsmouth there are five AQMAs (eight were revoked in 2009). Only one area, AQMA 6, currently exceeds government levels of NO2.

To support this work we have launched two surveys, and we would be grateful if you could complete the surveys and share with anyone you feel would like to contribute.

Portsmouth Travel Survey

This survey will help us to understand how and why people are travelling through Portsmouth’s AQMAs, and how open people are to using other forms of transport.

We will use the information to inform our travel and transport schemes, which aim to improve air quality in Portsmouth. Responses will also be used to inform our campaign around anti-idling.


Portsmouth Air Quality Survey

This survey will help us understand what people already know about pollution, so that we can plan activities and messages to help inform others around the issues of pollution.



Both surveys close on Friday 21st September. Participants who chose to do so, will be entered into a draw to win one of two fitbit activity watches.












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