particulate matters
In Certain Places commission 2015 - 17

Air quality is an issue that affects us with every breath we take. During the project I looked at air quality and pollution in relation to our daily routines, how it affects our health, the environment and how we engage with this invisible problem.
Using the latest innovation in air quality monitoring to measure and record levels of fine particulate matter (PM) I conducted walks in Preston (February 2016), Glasgow (April 2016) and London (May 2016). Volunteers helped me gather the data by recommending routes and accompanying me on the walks.
The PM monitors were devised by Dr Stefan Reis, Centre for Ecology and Hydology in Edinburgh with Dr DK Arvind, University of Edinburgh.

Preston Bubble Bus
Conversations with the project volunteers revealed the desire of many people to change the way they travel. The idea and design of the Preston Bubble Bus has come from these discussions.

It is planned that a small fleet of 100% electric, zero emissions shopper buses will run on three routes around the city centre:

Route 1 = University Circular
Route 2 = Rail Station - Hospital Line
Route 3 = Deepdale Circular

Preston Bubble Bus

Running 7 days a week from 6am until midnight and costing only 50p for a single fare the Bubble will provide a regular and affordable way to travel short distances in Preston.

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Using renewable energy supplied from a bank of solar panels installed on the roof of Preston Bus Station the buses also provide a cleaner more sustainable way to navigate the city.

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Solar panels on Preston Bus Station roof.

Tickets for the Bubble Bus for routes 1, 2 & 3

The following scientsts and experts have contributed to this project: Dr Carly Stevens (Lancaster Environment Centre), Dr Stefan Reis (CEH), Dr DK Arvind (University of Edinburgh), Diana Silva (King's College London), Dr Mark Lochrie (UCLan), Dr Matthew Loxham (University of Southampton), Professor Frank Kelly (King's College London), Chris Hodson and Jose Pinon Shaw (Preston City Council) and Mic Starbuck (environmental activist in Glasgow).

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