Biking to work is not only an efficient way to rideshare, but it is also good for your health. Did you know that driving on the highways actually exposes you to more unhealthy air than if you weren’t on the road? The car you drive in cannot keep out the smog from the cars around you, especially when you’re stuck in traffic.
When you are biking, more than likely you are away from the concentration of cars on the freeway. According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, studies are showing preliminary results that pollution is concentrated near highways and one to two miles into the communities they go through. It’s been shown that the air is substantially more polluted on or near the freeway. So you benefit from bicycling not only in the exercise, but in the less polluted air. Biking is an excellent solution for a healthier commute. Take Pride and Share the Ride.
Through the 2012 Bicycle Master Plan, the County of Los Angeles is implementing proposed bikeways and well as bike-friendly policies for users of all ages and skill sets. For more information on the County’s 2012 Bicycle Master Plan, click here
To read about the L.A. County Bike Coalition, click here