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‘School street’ traffic restrictions in Olympic park credited for 45 per cent reduction in soot pollution

Banning parents from dropping off their children by car resulted in a big drop in toxic particulates at a primary school in the Olympic park, according to new research.

A study into the impact of the “school street” restrictions at Mossbourne Riverside Academy – which ban vehicles outside the school gates at the start and end of classes – found there had been a 45 per cent reduction in PM2.5 soot particulates in the morning.