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

Our Toxic School Run
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BY David Smith ·
09·17·18
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.
Ingenious Solution To Protect Children From London Air Pollution
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BY David Smith ·
07·26·18
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

@MayorofLondon #AirPollution expert Professor J Grigg tells us: "on a day to day basis our exposure is governed by how near we are to main roads.."

So your support for LTN schemes that relocate traffic from side roads onto main roads puts MORE Londoners at risk of developing asthma, cancer...

@LittleNinjaUK @jonburkeUK Supporters of clean air for some led by former cllr @JonBurke reversed years of policy goals in Hackney where Labour leadership called attention to the ⬆️ pollution in areas with ⬆️ disadvantage & hoped to tackle it. @mayorofhackney @carolewilliams @shusbands2 @drstephcoughlin

Just before 4pm. A large group of YP from the local secondary had just passed by and the Primary & nursery children came out into this yet again. Why don’t these CYP matter? Environmental injustice! @PhilipGlanville @willnorman @carolewilliams @AnntoinetteBra1 @chrismylesk

@crisortunity At a public meeting of this size couldn't drill down into the details but the general feeling was that the Council should concentrate on dealing with problems (like speeding, excess traffic etc) on individual roads rather than using the blunt instrument of an area-wide LTN.

Another cold night; another LTN protest. Over 250 people packed a passionate meeting in Streatham. Cyclists, residents, businesses, disabled people, parents, veteran 'anti-roads' campaigners voted with one voice: yes, there are local traffic issues; no, LTNs are not the answer.

@LittleNinjaUK The underlying idea of course, is that those who live, work, study, travel or play on community main roads are not "people" at all.

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