· Angelenos spend an average of 70 hours a year in traffic.
· AnFgelenos 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.
· Between 2005 and 2007, California’s health costs from dirty air were more than $193 million.
· When you drive in bumper-to-bumper traffic, pollutants outside can seep into your car, making the air you inside your car up to 10 times more polluted than typical city air.
· If you live, work or go to school near high-traffic roads, you face a greater risk of cancer or decreased lung function.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND GO CAR FREE
(details on Facebook at Car Free Sunday Studio City/Sherman Oaks and carfreesundaystudiocityshermanoaks.blogspot.com)
Sources- FAST (Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic), Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, Harvard Public Health, Environmetal Defense Fund and the Clean Air Coalition)