Taiwan President Chen Shui-ban biked to work today to mark Earth Day on Sunday. Top officials from Taiwain’s environment and transportation agencies, among others, pedaled with the president in the morning drizzle in Taipei. Chen said, “After this, I hope I can ride to work one day each month.” Meanwhile, environment ministers from six countries took a quick bike ride around the U.N. complex yesterday in New York City to call attention to the benefits of bicycles over cars. The ministers from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Norway, South African, and Sweden road shiny red bikes a total of 80 yards.

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