Nottingham — already in line to have a clean air zone in its centre by 2020 — achieves one of the highest levels of bus use per head of population while maintaining commercially vibrant central area retailing. It offers a vision of how other cities’ transport could be structured. Here, buses use a dedicated lane in Maid Marian Way.

How disappointing — if sadly predictable — that the BBC television news coverage of the government’s consultation on its air quality ‘strategy’ was illustrated with graphics that purported to show rancid exhaust smoke belching copiously from the back of an Envrio400 double-decker.

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