Target: Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles
Goal: Minimize traffic congestion and air pollution created by vehicles in Los Angeles County.
Traffic congestion in Los Angeles is a major issue and if nothing is done about it, the problem will only get worse. Depending on the traffic, it takes anywhere from half an hour to three hours to drive from the Santa Monica Pier to downtown L.A. Most people do not have that much time in their day to spend in traffic, and finding a place to park can be even more of a challenge. This issue is clearly something that needs to be addressed as there are many other problems that stem from it. For example, L.A.’s growing population leads to more cars on the street and more congested traffic. The time it takes to drive from the Santa Monica Pier to downtown L.A. will only increase, while the likelihood of car crashes will multiply and the amount of air pollution will grow.
A solution to this problem would be to regulate the number of vehicles allowed to drive every day in L.A. The county should create a law that cuts the amount of vehicles allowed to drive each day by half. A way that they could regulate this would be to allow odd-numbered license plates to drive one day and even-numbered license plates to drive the next. On their off days, people could either carpool, take the bus, walk or bike to their destinations each day. This would help tremendously to minimize the traffic issue and people would not have to spend so much time waiting in traffic in order to get to where they need to go each day. It would also help in minimizing the air pollution caused everyday by vehicles and in minimizing the noise pollution caused by loud cars.
With fewer cars on the road, the county would not need to pour money into building more freeways. The city would save a lot of money, time and land that would be destroyed just to build more highways. This plan would also save wildlife that would be harmed in the process of constructing extra highways.
Please sign this petition to encourage the mayor of Los Angeles to solve the city’s traffic problem. If L.A. took this option into action, it would solve many issues including keeping people from stressing whenever they have to drive somewhere. Tell the mayor of Los Angeles that it is time to take action in implementing a greener approach to the traffic problem, parking problem, air pollution problem and many more issues.
Dear Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa,
I am kindly yet strongly urging you to take action with regard to Los Angeles’s traffic problem. Traffic congestion is becoming a bigger and bigger problem by the day. As of now, drivers can take anywhere from a half hour to three hours just to drive from the Santa Monica Pier to downtown L.A. depending on the traffic. Please take a moment to realize that this is a major issue and must be addressed immediately.
A solution to this increasing problem would be to regulate the number of vehicles allowed to drive everyday in L.A. A way that you could regulate this would be to allow odd numbered license plates to drive one day and even numbered license plates to drive the next. In between, people could either carpool, take the bus, walk or bike to their destinations each day. This would help tremendously to minimize traffic and people would not have to spend so much time waiting in traffic in order to get to where they need to go each day. Please think about taking this into consideration. You would be helping to solve many issues.
Thank you for your time and for taking my concerns into serious consideration.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Traffic via energybc.ca