SAVING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FROM SMOG
CYCLING MORE, DRIVE LESS!!
Cycling more and driving less can help minimize this problem!! Bad air days in the South Land are on the rise again!!
Environment Impact and Challenge 2022 is an Inner City Cycling Connection, Inc. (IC3) community ride initiative to help reduce smog in the Southern California by bringing awareness to the harmful pollutants that create it. The theme for this community ride and post ride festival is CYCLE MORE, DRIVE LESS!! “Environmental Impacts and Challenges 2022, Saving Los Angeles and Southern California from Smog” will use cycling as means of bringing awareness to the smog problem in Los Angeles and Southern California as a whole. IC3 will work closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) on this project.
IC3 is concern about the lung-damaging pollutants in smog that triggers asthma attacks, causes other health problems, and destroys the ozone. We see cycling as a way to achieve cleaner air which in turn will save lives and strengthen the lungs of Los Angeles children because more bikes on the streets will result in less polluting vehicles on the road. Going “Green” and maintaining a clean environment are two of IC3 core themes.
The war on smog has been called one of America’s greatest environmental successes. Decades of emissions-cutting regulations under a bipartisan law — the 1970 Clean Air Act — have eased the choking pollution that once shrouded U.S. cities. Cleaner air has saved lives and strengthened the lungs of Los Angeles children.
But now, air quality is slipping once again.
Health effects from ozone pollution have remained essentially unchanged over the last decade — “stubbornly high,” according to a study published this year by scientists at New York University and the American Thoracic Society.
Nowhere is the situation worse than in Southern California, where researchers found a 10% increase in deaths attributable to ozone pollution from 2010 to 2017. The region has long reigned as the nation’s smog capital and has seen a resurgence of dirty air in the last few years, one that has sharpened the divide between wealthier coastal enclaves with cleaner air and lower-income communities farther inland with smoggy air.
By the end of this year, California regulators must present the federal government with a plan demonstrating they are on track to slash ozone pollution. Officials say it will take billions in spending to meet smog-reduction deadlines under the Clean Air Act. But no one knows where the money will come from.
For more information, please read the Los Angeles times article. The web link is below:
CYCLIST REGISTRATION: 7 am to 8 pm
RIDE TIME: 7 am to 11 am
POST RIDE FESTIVAL: 11 am to 6 pm
**Please note that the event date, time, and location are subject to change base on authorization from LA city officials**
After the ride, a health fair expo and festival will be held in a nearby park (T.B.D.) from 11 am to 6 pm. This post community ride event will comprise of
1) Concert and Music
3 Vendor Booths
4) Health and Other Workshops
5) Other Entertainment
NOTICE: PLEASE READ THIS PAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE FILLING OUT ANY OF OUR FORMS. PLEASE ADHERE TO THE INSTRUCTIONS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS ON THIS PAGE, THE APPLICATION FORM PAGE, AND ON THE APPLICATION/REGISTRATION FORMS. THESE GUIDELINES ARE IN PLACE TO HELP MAKE THIS EVENT SUCCESSFUL SO THAT WE CAN HAVE IT EVERY YEAR.
1) The ride will start at 8:00 am (START LOCATION T.B.D.)
2) Riders registration will be between 7:00 am to 8:00 am. NO LATE REGISTRATION WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE DAY OF THE RIDE!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!
3) Rider/cyclist registration form can be filled out and/or downloaded from this website. The registration form is located under the application forms link.
4) STUDENTS UNDER AGE 18 MUST FILL OUT THE STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM LOCATED UNDER THE APPLICATION FORMS LINK. IN ADDITION, ALL STUDENTS UNDER AGE 18 ARE REQUIRED TO GET AN AUTHORIZATION SIGNATURE FROM THEIR PARENT(S) OR GUARDIAN ON THE FORM!!
5) Fixie bike ride starts at 8:00 am
6) Family bike ride starts at 9:00 am
7) The ride will be done with rolling street closures similar to a funeral procession
8) ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR PROTECTIVE CYCLING GEAR (PART OF BIKE SAFETY!!)
9) PARENT(S) WILL BE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE WITH THEIR CHILDREN!! LETS MAKE IT A FAMILY AFFAIR!! GET SOME EXERCISE!!
10) Event contact number:
(323)839-5012 (other numbers coming soon)
1) Vendor booth registration and setup: 7 am to 10 am
2) Festival starts at 11 am
3) Vendor booth application can be filled out and/or downloaded from this website. The application is located under the application forms link.
4) Event contact number:
(323)839-5012 (other numbers coming soon)
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