September 22, 2013
Did you know?
Angelenos spend an average of 70 hours a year in traffic.
Angelenos spend collectively 490 million hours in traffic.
Traffic congestion costs nearly $10 billion each year.
The average Los Angeles resident spends an additional $750/ year because of accidents and poor road conditions.
38% of Greenhouse Gas emissions in California are due to transportation.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND GO CAR FREE
Biking and walking 24 minutes a day on average has been found to reduce heart disease and diabetes by 14% while decreasing greenhouse gases by 14%.
Walking is about 12 times better for the climate than driving.
Walking helps improve memory.
Walking and biking help reduce the risk of many diseases, manage weight, and control blood pressure.
Decreasing exposure to heavy traffic and long commutes reduces stress and exposure to pollutants.
--PLEASE JOIN US FOR A BYO COMMUNITY PICNIC AT THE LA RIVER BETWEEN LAUREL CYN AND RADFORD
--WEAR BLUE AND GET SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FROM SUPPORTING RETAILERS
Sources- FAST (Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic), Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, Harvard Public Health, Environmental Defense Fund and the Clean Air Coalition, BikesBelong.org)