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Jakarta Post

Yudhoyono leads Cabinet in bike-to-work promotion

  • Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 21 2008   /  12:21 pm

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (front, center in photo) rode a bicycle around the Merdeka Palace and the neighboring National Monument (Monas) on Friday in a bid to draw attention to a healthier lifestyle and less air pollution. Riding a blue tandem bicycle with First Lady Kristiani Herawati (left), the President arrived at Monas at 7 a.m and awaited the arrival of cyclists from the Bike to Work community. Yudhoyono was accompanied by several cabinet ministers, including State Minister for Youth and Sports Adhyaksa Dault, State Minister for the Environment Rachmat Witoelar, State Minister for Research and Technology Kusmayanto Kadiman and Transportation Minister Jusman Syafii Djamal. Also joining the presidential entourage were Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro, Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu, State Secretary Hatta Radjasa and Cabinet...