Since the coverage of the “Row over buses by the nursery” in this weeks edition of the Westminster Extra, many people on the street have said to how astonishing it is that Westminster City Council will not move a bus stand in front of the entrance of a nursery in Marylebone, because of the loss of parking income.
So much for their air pollution campaigns to stop idling of cars in critical locations like in front of our school gates. Recent research has established the very harmful effects of air pollution the development of young people’s lungs, reducing their capacity as much as a third when reaching adulthood. Thus a bus stand in front of a nursery catering for the under 5 with buses producing minute particulars called PM2.5’s from just stopping and starting their engines can cause a lot of damage to the health of the youngest in our community.
That is why l propose the bus stand for the No 2 bus to Marylebone be moved to the non-residential part of Harewood Avenue and/or Great Central Street where the 453 already terminates around Marylebone Railway station.
So Westminster Council should work with TfL with alternatives for the bus stand of the No 2 bus termination in Marylebone taking on board the harmful effects on the youngest amongst us first and foremost and not any loss of parking income.
Please find the link for the petition below, so the council gets the message loud and clear.