United States
                                                   Environmental Protection
                                                   Washington DC 20460
     Bicycle for a Better Environment

 Bicycling is: non-polluting, energy efficient,
conomical, space efficient, independent,
nvironmentally sound, healthy exercise and
leasurable recreation. In many countries,
(cycling is a serious, effective and useful
)rm of transportation accounting for 43
ercent of all transportation trips. 100 million
eople, one out of every two Americans,
wns and rides a bicycle in the United States.
 more people bicycled, especially to and
•om work, there would be less air pollution,
jss noise, less energy consumption, less
^aste, less congestion and healthier
 Bicycle for a better environment on SUN
)AY, May 3rd and World Environment Day,
une 5th.
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                                                      EPA Region 1
                                                      Rm. 2303 J.F. Kennedy Bldg.
                                                      Boston MA 02203
                                                      Connecticut,  Maine, Massachu-
                                                      setts, New Hampshire, Rhode
                                                      Island, Vermont
                                                      EPA Region 2
                                                      Rm. 1005, 26 Federal Plaza
                                                      New York NY 10007
                                                      New Jersey, New York, Puerto
                                                      Rico, V .gin Islands 212 264 2F25
                                                      EPA Region 3
                                                      6th and Walnui Streets
                                                      Philadelphia PA 19106
                                                      Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania,
                                                      Virginia, West Virginia, District oi
                                                      EPA Region 4
                                                      245 Courtland St N.E.
                                                      Atlanta GA 30308
                                                      Alabama,  Georgia, Florida
                                                      Mississippi, North Carolina, South
                                                      Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky
                                                      EPA Region 5
                                                      230 S. Dearborn
                                                      Chicago !L 60604
                                                      Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan,
                                                      Wisconsin Minnesota
EPA Region 6
1201 Elm Street
Dallas TX 75270
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma,
Texas,  New Mexico
EPA Region 7
Rm 249, 1735 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City MO 64108
Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
EPA Region 8
Suite 900. 1860 Lincoln St
Denver CO 80203
Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Mon
tana North Dakota  Sou.h Dakota
EPA Region 9
215 Fremont Street
San Francisco CA 94105
Arizona, California, Nevada
EPA Region 10
1200 Sixth Avenue
Seattle WA 98101
Alaska. Idaho, Oiegon,

   SUN DAY activities will demonstrate the
   need to develop "safe, non-polluting,
decentralized energy sources" dominated by
solar power. Here's what you can do:
• Lead bicycle tours to solar homes.
• Set up booths on pedal power at solar
  energy fairs.
• Sponsor an evening ride in downtown
  urban areas to survey wasteful energy use
  and publish results in the newspapers.
• Bicycle to your nearest SUN DAY Sunrise
  Ceremony (Contact SUN DAY for specific
• Sponsor a 1.3 post-petroleum era ride with
  each cyclist carrying a child in a tot carrier
  (1.3 is the average number of passengers
  on each automobile ride).
  Suite 1100
  1028 Connecticut Avenue,  NW
  Washington,  D.C. 20036
  (202) 466-6880
     World Environment Day, June 5,1978, marks
     the 6th anniversary of the Stockholm
Conference on Human Environment where
the U.N. first officially faced the crucial nature
of international environmental issues.
Hundreds of non-governmental organizations
working with the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency are planning a wide range
of activities. Here are some suggestions for
you, your employer, or your bicycle club:

• Bicycle to work, to school, to a friend's
  house. Commute to work by bicycle pool.
  (Plan safe routes for bicyclists, select group
  leaders who will help with repairs or
  problems, meet at pre-selected locations
  and bicycle to work safely and sociably.)
• Sponsor a Bike-A-Thon to raise money for
  clean air groups, environment groups, or
  bicycle groups.
• Urge elected officials and government
  agency employees to ride bicycles on
  World Environment Day (and everyday
• Sponsor a teach-in by bicycle. Cycle
  between communities and plan to stop at
  environmental and planning commissions
  to discuss biking problems.
• Contact your regional, state and federal
  park officials and ask them to set aside
  areas for bicyclists on World Environment
• Call a bicycle rally at City Hall and set up a
  Smithsonian exhibit on bicycles and
  alternative transportation systems.
• Lead a local tour to historical sites,
  recreational areas or parks.
• Sell T-shirts which say Bike for a Better
  Environment (World Environment Day).
• Establish a bicycle motor pool for state and
  federal  employees.  (In Sacramento,
  California, a state bicycle program loans
  bikes to state agencies and employees who
  use them—instead of the state motor
  pool—to shuttle between state buildings.)
• Stage a contest for locating hazardous pot
  holes, and sewer grates, etc.
• Mark a local bicycle route.
• Have your employer donate a parking place
  for bike parking.
• Conduct a bicycle safety program for
  school children, teachers, police officers,
  and municipal authorities.
• Take a motorist to lunch and explain  the
  delights of bicycle riding.
• Conduct a workshop on bicycle
  maintenance and repairs.
• Stage a bicycle race.
• Contact your local bicycle shops and  ask
  them to offer World Environment Day
  discounts on bike sales and rentals.
• Organize a Bicycle Week. For ideas,
  Washington Area Bicyclists Association
  1520 16th Street, NW
  Washington, D.C. 20036
  For more information, contact: your local
bicycle clubs or EPA Regional Offices
(see back).