Critical Mass for climate without soot” in Warsaw (Poland)

By Jan Christiaens / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
The Critical Mass of Warsaw organised a bike ride promoting a clean city without soot on the last Friday of August. The route driven by the participants was 25.5 km in length and passed through the main arteries of Warsaw.
The project “Climate without soot” is led by the ‘Green Mazovia’ Association and aims to raise awareness among the Warsaw residents about the risks of excessive level of PM10 particles in ambient air. The main source for PM10 in cities is road transport. Despite the adoption of the Air Protection Programme for the Warsaw agglomeration, which has had to reduce pollution to an acceptable level, the norm was exceeded 151 times in 2010 (directive 2008/50/EC defines 35 days per calendar year to be the maximum acceptable frequency to exceed the permissible 24-hour limit value of 50 g/m3).

The Critical Mass events are bicycle movements taking place every last working Friday of a month in over 300 cities around the world, gathering an average of 2000 participants.

Source: ZM.org (in Polish)
Country: 
Poland
Topic: 
Mobility management