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.
EPA Bikes To Work
Many EPA employees bike to work regularly. Here are photos of seven in the DC area who rode in on Bike To Work Day, May 15, 2015.
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