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Drive-by and help clear the air

Drive-by and help clear the air

6 May 2005

The Auckland Regional Council will be launching a drive-by emissions monitoring campaign this week to help Aucklanders improve the alarming quality of Auckland’s air.

Up to 80% of Auckland’s air pollution is from vehicle emissions which causes over 250 premature deaths every year and contributes to serious health effects such as cardio-respiratory problems, cancer and increased asthma attacks.

Over the next six weeks Aucklanders will have an opportunity to find out if their own car emissions are contributing to Auckland’s air pollution problem.

ARC Environment Management Chair, Dianne Glenn, says emissions from a poorly maintained car can be up to 50 times worse than from a well maintained car.

“The campaign is designed to encourage car owners to tune their car at least once a year, and diesel car owners every six months. When the car drives past the monitor, a flashing sign will indicate if their emissions are good, fair or poor,” she says.

“The ARC will write letters to those whose emissions are poor and offer them a 10% discount at selected MTA members if they join the Big Clean Up. New members will also go into a draw to be reimbursed the cost of a tune up and repairs to a maximum value of $500.”
As part of the campaign the ARC, in association with Transit New Zealand, has placed billboards on 25 motorway off-ramps, encouraging motorists to tune their vehicles.

Details of where the monitor will be located can be found on HYPERLINK "http://www.arc.govt.nz" www.arc.govt.nz. Dates are subject to weather conditions.

Attached: Calendar of drive by emissions monitor.

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Proposed Timetable for RSD Monitoring May-June 2005

May 16 StartUp Pick up & set up camper-van. Pick up trailer.
17 ROD1 Grand Drive (Northbound), Orewa. 13:00-19:00
18 ROD2 Grand Drive (Southbound), Orewa. 0600-12:00
19 ROD3 Whangaparaoa Rd (Eastbound). 13:00-19:00
20 Spare day
21

22 May
23 AUC2 Lagoon Drive, Panmure. 0600-12:00
24 AUC3 Kepa Rd, Orakei (Citybound). 0600-12:00
25 AUC4 West End Rd, Cox’s Bay (Citybound) 0600-12:00
26 AUC* Akl Girls Grammar Howe St, 0600-12:00
27 Spare day
28

29 May
30 AUC9 St Stephens Ave, Parnell, (Nmktbound) 0600-12:00.
31 AUC8 Hayr Rd On-Ramp, Mt Roskill. 0600-12:00
1 AUC* Lynfield College, Whiteswan Rd 0600-12:00
2 PAP1 Elliot St, Papakura. (Eastbound) 0600-12:00
3 Spare day
4

5 June
6 Public Holiday
7 WAI4 Universal Dr, (Swanson bound) 13:00-19:00
8 WAI2 Lincoln Rd On-Ramp (Northbound). 0600-12:00
9 WAI3 Hobsonville Rd (Eastbound) 0600-12:00
10 Spare day
11

12 June
13 WAI1 Te Atatu Nth On-Ramp (Citybound). 0600-12:00
14 WAI5 Parrs Cross Rd, (Glen Eden bound). 0600-12:00
15 MAN1 Lambie Drive, Wiri. (Northbound) 0600-12:00
16 MAN2 Lambie Drive, Wiri. (Southbound) 0600-12:00
17 Spare day
18

19 June
20 MAN3 Takanini On-Ramp (Southbound) 13:00-19:00
21 MAN4 Highland Park Dr. (Eastbound) 09:00-15:00
22 NOR3 Constellation Dr Off-Ramp, (Northbound) 13:00-19:00
24 NOR * Rangitoto College East Coast Bays Rd 0600-12:00
24 Spare day
25

26 June
27 NOR4 2nd North Shore site Lake Rd? (Takbnd) 0600-12:00.
28 NOR5 3rd North Shore site Onewa Rd? 13:00-19:00.
29 Spare day
30 Spare day
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