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Bill Rosendahl - Council District 11






Friday, February 27, 2009

Car-Free Friday

This morning, the councilman and I joined the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition to support "Car-Free Fridays," a bike ride geared toward getting people out of their cars and riding their bikes to work at least one Friday per month. Cycling is a healthy, cost effective commuting option that benefits both the cyclist and our environment. In fact, studies prove that cycling at least three hours a week cuts the risk of heart disease in half, improves self-esteem, and can even reduce levels of stress and depression - some of which is caused by our city's traffic congestion that, in essence, would be reduced if more people decided to ride a bike.

I had the pleasure of riding my bike this morning before work with other cyclists from around the county. Our ride started at the West Los Angeles Civic Center, where Bill officially kicked-off the event, and ended in Century City. We had a blast! And I can't begin to tell you how great I felt afterwards! Knowing that you are not only exercising but also helping the environment is a rewarding feeling, and I hope that everyone will join the Bicycle Coalition for the next "Car-Free Friday". Check out http://la-bike.org/ for more information on you can take part in the next ride.

-Jim Kennedy