Thanks for taking 10 minutes to complete this survey to help Bristol Friends of the Earth improve our understanding of people's experience of air pollution across Bristol. We're also keen to hear your thoughts on how we might work together to tackle it.

If you'd like to get in touch we'd love to hear from you. Please contact us at
Were you aware there is an air pollution problem in Bristol?

Air pollution is a serious issue in Bristol. Some parts of the city are more polluted than others, but it's a problem that affects us all on a daily basis.

What made you aware?

Does it impact you, your friends or your family on a personal level?

In what way?

How do you think we should tackle this problem?

How would you feel about a Charging Clean Air Zone in Bristol?

A so-called “Charging Clean Air Zone” is an area of the city where the most polluting vehicles are charged to enter. They are proven to be effective at reducing pollution within the zone. The actual details of what this charging zone would look like are still to be decided, but we'd expect it to be based on how much air pollution is emitted by different kinds of vehicles. It's likely that older diesel cars would be charged.  Find out more:

How would your opinion of a Charging Clean Air Zone change if it was accompanied by financial support for people who are unable to afford alternative means of transport, or those dependent on their vehicles to access services, for instance some disabled people?

Would a Charging Clean Air Zone change your behaviour in any way?


What would you need for a Charging Clean Air Zone to work for you?

For example, some ideas might include bus passes, closer amenities, safer cycling routes, scrappage schemes. But we want to hear your ideas too!
How do you normally travel? (Please select one)

Is there anything that would encourage you to drive less in the city?

What journeys do you make most frequently, and how are these journeys made?

An example could be, 'I take my daughter to school every day and we use the car.' Or, 'I go shopping in the city every week and I go by bike.'
The next 6 questions ask for information about you. Your answers will help us to understand how air pollution can affect people differently. They’ll also help us look for solutions that meet a whole range of people’s needs. For example, by providing your postcode you're helping us build a picture of what you and your neighbours would like to see in your area.

What is your postcode?

What is your age?

What is your ethnic group?

The options below are taken from the UK Census but if you'd rather define your own ethnicity, would rather not provide this information or object to this kind of categorisation please use the Other button.

What is your gender?

Do you consider yourself to be economically disadvantaged?

Do you consider yourself to have a disability?

Please can you describe your disability?

Do you have a religious affiliation?

These final few questions will help us campaign for cleaner air in Bristol.

If you're happy for Bristol Friends of the Earth to get in touch with you about our clean air campaign and other activities, please provide your email and/or phone number below.

By signing up for communications you consent to us further contacting you about our campaigns and how you can get involved.

Would you consider joining a local campaign to help tackle air pollution?

What activities might you like to be involved in with or help set up?

Are you aware of any groups or events already working on this in the area? If so, please could you list them below?

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Thank you so much for taking your time to answer these questions.  We’re working hard to make Bristol a safer, healthier and more enjoyable city for everyone and we really appreciate your support.
Please share this survey with your friends and family. And if you would like to get more involved in the campaign, please get in touch with Hattie at Bristol Friends of the Earth on