Although other cities in the study may have worse pollution from alternative sources the statistics show that Glasgow needs to improve it congestion issues.
EEA executive director Jacqueline McGlade said: “One of the big challenges of the 21st century will be to mitigate the negative effects of transport – greenhouse gases, air pollution and noise – while ensuring positive aspects of mobility. Europe can take the lead by intensifying its work in the area of technological innovation in electric mobility.”
The city with the lowest proportion of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) from traffic fumes was Duisburg, in Germany, with 13 per cent. An earlier EEA report published in September found that Glasgow was the most polluted city in the UK - and the fifth worst in Europe - for key traffic-related emissions, including NO2.
A copy of the Environmental Agency's annual transport pollution report can be found here.