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Old 06-11-15, 04:25 PM
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Air quality study using cyclists in NYC

Yo! The city and Columbia U. are conducting a study to test air quality in NYC. Having stupidly ridden today (air quality warning) - a study wouldn't be a bad thing. You can sign up here:

Columbia Bike Study

I wish I could participate - but I am a subway rat most of the week. The worst thing about the air is the sweat soured smell emanating from people who don't wash during hot spells.
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While I applaud the joint study being done. Some food for thought. The smog and air quality in L.A., pales in comparison to the severity of several cities in China. LA is worse than NYC.
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While I applaud the joint study being done. Some food for thought. The smog and air quality in L.A., pales in comparison to the severity of several cities in China. LA is worse than NYC.
Yes. I passed up a Fed. trip to China because I didn't want to deal with smog. So, much better in Ireland and Scotland. Unless you are near some power plant.

Indirectly I am interested in results as I have a dog. Since he's lower to the ground I always wonder what pollutants he's taking up his nose and into his lungs. Also, the street level air pollution in India is something else. Here's a video I posted a while ago. Streets dogs in India have a tough life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsf6kWcco-U
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London didn't have poor air-quality. When I lived there in the mid-1970's. But in forty years since I lived there, it has become a dump.
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Isn't this a bit like rating bacon grease? Obvious warp factor 1.
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Originally Posted by Chris516
London didn't have poor air-quality. When I lived there in the mid-1970's. But in forty years since I lived there, it has become a dump.
The funny thing is I passed up visiting London for that reason too. The fun saying were the Scots saying the stink at the border emanated from England.



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Isn't this a bit like rating bacon grease? Obvious warp factor 1.
Probably. I could imagine that some baseline, or comparative data could serve as a platform for numerous political initiatives related to clean air in Manhattan, or other high rent areas of NYC.
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London didn't have poor air-quality. When I lived there in the mid-1970's. But in forty years since I lived there, it has become a dump.
I regularly have conversations with a London born individual, and in one conversation, he says that the air quality in LA, and other California cities, are relatively easy to deal with versus London. In London, he says that his eyes start to water almost immediately when he goes back home to visit his family.
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