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Bikes vs Cars Film Documentary

A new documentary film, Bikes vs Cars, opens in several theaters across the USA and Vancouver, Canada this Friday. 

The film advocates for bike-friendly cities in the 21st century. The producers and backers are hoping the film connects the cycling community and people who are interested in progressive urban planning, and the continued rise in urban cycling as a primary manes of transportation. 

The film highlights a growing conflict in city planning between the bicycle. Director Fredrik Gertten explores the ongoing efforts of bicycle activists against the combined forces of the auto, oil and construction lobbies.

“Bikes vs Cars is a crie de coeur that will have audiences reaching for their bikes instead of their car keys,” the film’s promotions said.

A companion mobile app will help cyclists track how much they reduce their CO2 imprint and oil consumption for every mile they ride instead of drive.

“In cities, cars don’t liberate you; they get you stuck – for hours and days and weeks and years and decades, all that time adding up, lives slowly draining away in traffic jams and a sea of fumes.” – The Austin Chronicle

Openings starting Friday:

Los Angeles @ Laemmle North Hollywood (NoHo 7)
New York @ Cinema Village
San Francisco @ The Roxie
San Rafael, California @ San Rafael Film Center
Seattle @ Grand Illusion Cinema
Vancouver, Washington @ Kiggins Theatre
Columbus, Ohio @ Gateway Film Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico @ Guild Cinema

Opening Dec. 11: New Orleans @ Zeitgeist

Opening Dec. 18: Hartford, Connecticut @ Real Art Ways

from Bikes vs Cars

Bikes vs Cars is a documentary about the bicycle and what an amazing tool for change it can be. It highlights a growing conflict in city planning between the bicycle, which supports a diverse city with a human scale, and the car, which engenders urban sprawl and reliance on fossil fuels.

From Copenhagen to Los Angeles via Sao Paulo, director Fredrik Gertten explores the ongoing efforts of bicycle activists, who are fighting for their right to ride on city streets against the combined forces of multi-billion dollar auto, oil, and construction lobbies, who are determined to keep our cities car dependent. BIKES vs CARS is a crie de coeur that will have audiences reaching for their bikes instead of their car keys.

A companion app will help cyclists track how much they reduce their CO2 imprint and oil consumption for every mile they ride instead of drive. The app is a campaign tool to support activists and cities to work towards bike-friendlier cities.

 

http://bikesvscarsfilm.com

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