Using a comprehensive network of air quality monitors, Breathe London maps pollution at the street level to paint a clearer picture of the city’s air quality.
With cutting-edge sensor technology and research, Breathe London’s three complementary projects will help us understand what’s happening at the ground-level where people live, work and play:
- Breathe London installed a network of 100 state-of-the-art sensor pods on lampposts and buildings throughout the city, continuously transmitting air quality measurements.
- Specially equipped Google Street View cars are using mobile sensors to measure air pollution on a variety of London roadways, taking readings approximately every 30-60 metres in representative areas of the city.
- In a linked study funded by the Greater London Authority, King’s College London is using wearable sensors that will allow schoolchildren and teachers to monitor air quality during their journey to and from school.