Bike To Work
Bicycle riding can improve your health and save money on transportation and fuel. Each year, thousands use Bike To Work Week as a reminder to dust off and gear up for bike riding season -- and help protect (and enjoy!) the environment.
- Give your car a break. Leaving your car at home and biking to work just two days a week can reduce carbon pollution by an average of two tons per year. More "on the road" ideas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Before you go. Check your air quality forecast, which tells you how clean or polluted the air may be that day. Check your UV Index, a measure of sun strength that helps you protect against sun overexposure. Use sun block SPF 30 or higher. More sun safety action steps.
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- Bike routes and related options are a key part of community planning. Learn more about how EPA's Smart Growth program encourages environmentally sensitive development strategies.
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