David Smith

David Smith is a father on a mission to reduce the dangerously high air pollution children breathe everyday whilst they travel to school. He’s campaigning for a change in traffic light phasing during the toxic school run, to reduce emissions from vehicles start-stop-idling in congested traffic.

David says:

"I've lived in South London all my life and grew up in Putney/Wandsworth. I’m a happily married, father of four beautiful children, two teenagers, a three-year-old and a baby.
We don’t own a car. We walk, scoot, cycle and for longer journeys we travel by bus, tube, train and the occasional taxi.
We worry about the air our children breathe every day. I’ve told my children that they are little ninjas fighting for their future health against invisible #PollutantMonsters and that they must protect themselves by staying away from idling vehicles.
They do their best but they cannot win this battle for life on their own. "

David Smith's Articles

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David Smith is a father on a mission to reduce the dangerously high air pollution children breathe everyday whilst they travel to school. He’s campaigning for a change in traffic light phasing during the toxic school run, to reduce emissions from vehicles start-stop-idling in congested traffic.
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David Smith is a father on a mission to reduce the effects of London air pollution by reducing the highly polluting fumes children breathe everyday whilst they travel to school. He’s campaigning for ‘Keep Clear’ road markings to be used at bus shelters to prevent traffic idling whilst children wait.

David Smith's Tweets

Unprecedented turnout of residents fm across Dulwich at a demonstration on the local traffic measures. The whole of Dulwich Village junction was full. Speakers from @AllianceDulwich @RealOneDulwich and @LittleNinjaUK. Clearly strong views vs the LTN and @lb_southwark process. 4

@johnmcternan @lb_southwark If only. But alas, they’re not listening. @AllianceDulwich @RealOneDulwich How many thousands of hours have locals invested in responding, only to be ignored? Again. Patronising behaviour from @southwarklabour politicians. #LTNs #wilfuldeafness 4

Today, Saturday 16 October. We stand with our neighbours @AirCroxted and support them. We support active travel. We scoot and walk. We use the buses. We do not support the inequalities that the Dulwich LTN has resulted in. More bike lanes, less closed roads.

This # nails it. It’s not a solution and should never be promoted as one. It’s been heartbreaking to realise that some of our neighbours were ok with this. @TwofeetgoodSE21 @AirCroxted @WestDulParent https://twitter.com/alliancedulwich/status/1449336254621966340

So incredible to have @LittleNinjaUK come along and talk about the #socialinjusticeofLTNs today at the #peacefulprotest in Dulwich.

Am I dreaming this ?
How are they actually getting all these LTNs installed past us all ?
Are we all just sheep now allowing these dictator councillor’s to close off every side road & continue with this manufactured gridlock resulting in far worse traffic & excess emissions ? https://twitter.com/littleninjauk/status/1448808194743099394

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