Welcome to JorAir!
Find out about air quality in York
Welcome to JorAir - City of York Council's new air quality website. The site has recently had an overhaul, to update various sections and address some accessibility issues - we hope you like the new look!
Latest news is published below as and when it happens...check back regularly for updates!
The various sections of the site can be accessed using the menu to the right of the page. Kids, you can click on the image below to go straight to the fun stuff!
Tyre Fire in Sherburn-in-Elmet
City of York Council’s Air Quality Team have been working alongside the Environment Agency to monitor the impact of a large scale tyre fire.
Using data from the council’s extensive real-time air quality network, the team were able to assist the EA in assessing any potential impact on York.
The fire, involving more than 15,000 tonnes of tyres, started on Thursday at the Newgen Recycling Centre in Sherburn-in-Elmet, near Leeds.
Posted 22nd January 2014
uBreath iOS/Android App
uBreathe is a simple, free app for iPhone, iPad and Android which provides users with the latest and forecast pollution information for the regions in the UK, plus health advice and tips to reduce pollution. uBreath has been produced by Ricardo AEA. You can find more information, in addition to links to the Android app, here: http://www.ricardo-aea.com/ubreathe/
City of York Council is not responsible for the content of external websites
Posted 16th September 2013
York Case Study: A new way of driving
City of York Council has delivered five privately operated electric vehicle recharging points in hotel and leisure facilities through a partnership with the charity 'Zero Carbon World'. The points are located at the Marriot Hotel, Best Western Monkbar, Dean Court Hotel, The Groves Hotel and The Bloomsbury Hotel.
If you are interested in finding out more, a case study has just been published on the Zero
Carbon World website
Posted 11th July 2013
Greener taxis for York’s streets
City of York Council’s low emission taxi incentive plan – the first in the UK – aims to increase the number of hybrid and electric taxis operating in the city.
The scheme offers hackney and private hire drivers £3,000 towards towards the cost of a low emission vehicle. Councillor Dave Merrett, Darren Binge and Councillor Barbara Boyce are pictured with a Toyota Prius hybrid taxi, following the launch of the incentive (Picture The Press, York).
For further information, contact Derek McCreadie, Low Emission Officer, email@example.com or (01904) 551555
Posted 21st June 2013
Electric buses in York
City of York Council has been working recently on an electric bus project which aims to convert 80% of bus traffic in York to running cleanly on electricity with zero emissions of local air pollution. The most frequent buses through York run short journeys which are an ideal match for current electric bus technology.
The project co-ordinated three Green Bus Fund bids which has resulted in funding towards nine new electric buses in York, a total £824,500 from the Department for Transport (DfT).
Six of the new buses will be used as part of the city's Park and Ride network, while the others will be used to service the University of York and the new Derwenthorpe housing development.
Collectively the nine electric buses will save more than 4,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over their lifespan. The new electric buses are due to enter service by March 2014.
Posted 30th May 2013