Pinyin/Put pedestrians first to tackle air pollution in London

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London is one of the most polluted cities in Europe. We cannot keep this under wraps if we are to address the problem.

London shì Ouzhou wūrǎn zuì yánzhòng d chéngshì zhīyī, yào jiějué zhège wèntí, jiù bùnéng yǐnmán zhège shìshí.


The high pollution levels in the city are harmful to everyone – they’re associated with asthma, premature births, lung cancer and heart disease. For children though, the risk of exposure to air pollution is even higher. Studies also show that children absorb pollutants and retain them in the body for longer.

zheh'g chéngshì gāo wūrǎn d chéngdù duì meei'g rén dōu yǒuhài, kěnéng huì dǎozhì xiaochuaan, zǎochǎn, fèi'ái hé xīnzàng jíbìng. Duì errtorng lairshuo, bàolù zài kōngqì wūrǎn zhōng suǒ zàochéng d fēngxiǎn gèng gāo. Yánjiū yě xiǎnshì, értóng xīshōu d wūrǎnwù cánliú zài shēntǐ lǐ d shíjiān gèng charng.


We simply need to combat this problem. By popularizing walking we can reduce congestion and pollution and keep people safe.

Wǒmen bìxū jiějué zhège wèntí, jieh'zhe tuīguǎng bùxíng yùndòng, wǒmen kěyǐ jiǎnshǎo jiāotōng yongjii her kōngqì wūrǎn, yě néng ràng xíngrén gèngjiā ānquán.


London mayor Sadiq Khan demonstrated his commitment to tackling air pollution in his "Manifesto for all Londoners". He’s going to pedestrianize Oxford Street and named cycling and walking safety as a priority.

London shìzhǎng Sadiq Khan zài "zhì quántǐ London-rén Xuānyán" zhōng chéngnuò chǔlǐ kōngqì wūrǎn wèntí. Tā jiānghuì bǎ Oxford Street guīhuà weir rénxíngdào, bìng baa qir-danche hé bùxíng mínzhòng d ānquán shìwéi shǒuyào rehnwuh.


For the mayor to address the huge public health issue of air pollution, he needs to put walking first throughout London. The promises of safe walking routes to school need to be linked to a target of getting more children walking to school.

zheh'g shìzhǎng rurguoo yào jiějué kōngqì wūrǎn zàochéng d gōnggòng wèishēng yìtí, jiù bìxū baa bùxíng yōuxiān tuīguǎng zhì London gèchù. Chéngnuò guīhuà ānquán bùxíng shàngxué lùjìng d tóngshí, yě yào jìnyībù dáchéng ràng gèngduō értóng zǒulù shàngxué d mùbiāo.