LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — With so many people staying at home and off the roads, Los Angeles currently has the cleanest air in the world, according to IQ Air’s live quality city ranking.
Following the issuing of the state-wide “Safe-At-Home” orders, many residents began working from home, lowering the number of commuters on the road.READ MORE: Pro Skateboarder From Long Beach, 36-Year-Old Terry Kennedy, Arrested, Charged With 1st Degree Murder
On March 18, L.A.’s infamous rush-hour traffic was moving 71 percent faster than it usually does on a Wednesday afternoon, The New York Times reported.READ MORE: Police Seek Help Finding Hit-And-Run Driver Who Backed Over 91-Year-Old Woman Near USC
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, last month L.A. experienced the longest consecutive “good” air days since at least 1980.MORE NEWS: Astros To Face Dodgers Crowd For First Time Since Cheating Scandal
Experts say the improvement is also due to fewer planes flying and less ground activity in general.