Friday, January 30, 2009

Ride your bike to work on Car-Free Friday

Car-Free Friday
Originally uploaded by CD-13
Today I joined several bike riders in the kick-off bike ride to celebrate the start of Car-Free Fridays. Sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, this campaign is encouraging L.A. City residents to leave their cars at home at least one Friday a month. Beginning at 8 a.m. at the Hollywood/Western Metro Red Line Station, we made our way downtown in record time, finishing at L.A. City Hall.

Riding a bike, carpooling with a friend, or taking public transit on Car-Free Fridays is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and get a work out at the same time. Choosing to leave your car at home even one day a week can be of great benefit for your health, wallet, and the environment.