Ozone Action Days is a public awareness program that focuses on reducing ozone air pollution to improve local air quality for healthy communities. "Ditch the Keys" is an awareness-building campaign encouraging central Arkansas residents to protect air quality by using alternate modes of transportation and to reduce outdoor activities on high-ozone days.
On May 13-17, leave the keys at home and join us for Ditch the Keys Week to reduce ground-level ozone. Your body will thank you. Your lungs will thank you. The environment definitely will thank you.
Join one of the events listed below across central Arkansas and receive discounts and special offers from our many partners.
· Monday, May 13 Carpool to school/work
· Tuesday, May 14 Walk to school/work
· Wednesday, May 15 Ride the bus to school/work
· Thursday, May 16 Car-free lunch
· Friday, May 17 Bike to Work Day
On Friday, May 17, be part of national Ride your Bike to Work Day. Several bike convoys will be riding all over and enjoying central Arkansas before work. Join in and pedal with one of our many convoys and be part of this effort to promote cleaner air and a healthier community!
There will be a press conference at 7:30 a.m. at the Pulaski County Courthouse Rose Garden, located at the corner of Markahm St. and Broadway. All participants are invited to a delightful breakfast at the Capital Hotel.
After your registration process is complete, print out your ticket and pick up your button at any of the following locations:
501 W Markham St. Little Rock, AR 72201
Little Rock City Hall
500 W Markham St. Little Rock, AR 72201
North Little Rock City Hall
300 Main St. North Little Rock, AR 72119
Saline County Cooperative Extension Service
1605 Edison Ave. #15
Benton, AR 72015
Faulkner County Cooperative Extension Service
110 South Amity Road Suite 200
Conway, AR 72032
Pulaski County Cooperative Extension Service
2901 W. Roosevelt Rd
Little Rock, AR 72204
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service
2301 S. University Avenue
Litle Rock, AR 72204
Your convoy leader
In addition to the events listed below, other events taking place throughout the week,
Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CATA) "How to Ride" Clinic
Monday, May 13, 2013 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
CATA will hold a "How to Ride the Bus" Clinic at the River Market Pavillion for those interested. CATA staff and a bus will be available for questions and information.
Ride of Silence
Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.
A Ride of Silence is held each year to honor those killed while bicyling. This year the ride will take place from 4800 W. 10th St. (new CALS Children's Library) to 12th Street and the Capitol.
“Ditch the Keys: Better Air, Better Bicycling,” a public forum
Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
In conjunction with Bike to Work Day in Central Arkansas, the Clinton School will present a public forum focused on providing tips from biking experts on how to adapt to a biking-friendly lifestyle and a discussion of the future of bicycling in Central Arkansas. This event is part of Ozone Action Days, public awareness program that focuses on reducing ozone air pollution to improve local air quality for healthy communities.