One-off Air Quality Experiment – volunteers needed!

Sheffield Climate Alliance, in partnership with The University of Sheffield, is looking for volunteers to conduct a one-off experiment taking place during the Healthy Air Campaign Week of Action from 24th June to 2nd July. Air pollution contributes to hundreds of deaths annually in Sheffield. The experiment aims to find out which mode of transport exposes people to the most air pollution. Is it walking, cycling, driving or getting the bus? Carrying specialist air quality measuring equipment, participants will travel the same route, using different types of transport.

We need volunteers to help – motorists, cyclists, walkers and people happy to use public transport. Volunteers must have smartphones to connect to the air quality monitoring equipment that will be provided. It will be a fun project that doesn’t require long-term commitment. It’s a great opportunity to learn about how air pollution is measured and contribute to the debate on air pollution in Sheffield.

If you’re interested in getting involved, please come along to the pre-experiment training session. Email Richard Souter ( to confirm. The meeting is taking place at 10.00am, Friday 19th May
Room F15, Geography and Planning Building, Winter Street, Sheffield S3 7ND.
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