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Car Free Fridays Kick Off with Eric Garcetti

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Today is the first Car Free Friday, a day to encourage bike commuting and hopefully convince people that the option is not that bad at all. Councilman Eric Garcetti helped the event gain media attnention by riding from the Hollywood/Western Subway station to City Hall with around sixty bicyclists. “Riding your bike on Car-Free Fridays is a great way to reduce your impact on the environment and get a work out at the same time,” Garcetti reportedly said via Damien Newton at Streetsblog LA, who give us this eco-nugget fact of love: "Riding a bicycle for just 10 miles a week can save at least $520 a year, shed calories, work to reduce California's emissions from cars and light trucks..." Car Free Fridays will continue on the last Friday of every month.

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