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Why is Air Quality Important to Us?
Air quality affects all of those living in the San Antonio region in one way or another. It concerns most citizens by way of health effects. The air quality issue for the San Antonio region has been that of ground-level ozone. Ground-level ozone is created when light winds, heat, and sunshine together with an adequate combination of pollutants (nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds); cause a chemical reaction that produces ozone pollution. Vehicle use contributes greatly to our ground level ozone issue. Please remember the things we all can do to help reduce ground-level ozone: carpooling, transit, walking, and bicycling.
It also helps the environment and our wallet when we drive the speed limit, keep tires inflated to the proper level, idle less by going inside instead of using the drive-thru and combining errands into a single trip.
The links above provide additional information regarding each of the issues outlined above.
For More Information:
Allison Blazosky, AICP
Regional Transportation Planner