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Bikes vs Cars Rated PG

Climate change and never-ending gridlocks frustrate people more than ever. Instead of whining, people in cities around the world take on the bicycle as a Do It Yourself solution. Road rage and poor city planning creates daily death amongst the bicyclists. And now they demand safe lanes.

It’s an uneven fight. Activists and politicians that work for change are facing a multi-billion dollar car, oil and construction industry that use all their means to keep society car dependent. We know that the world needs radical changes to save the climate and the environment, but the car industry is selling more cars than ever. Today there are one billion cars in the world. By 2020, that number will double.

This film follows the individuals around the world that are fighting to create change. From bike activists in Sao Paulo and Los Angeles, fighting for safe bike lanes, to the City of Copenhagen, where forty percent commute by bike daily, Bikes vs Cars looks at both the struggle for bicyclists in a society dominated by cars, and the revolutionary changes that could take place if more cities moved away from car-centric models.

The screening of Bikes vs Cars will be followed by a Q&A chaired by Peter Lefort from Community Action Group. The panel will include Elle Smith, co-founder of Broken Spoke Bike Co-op, Cecilia Fry a Sustrans Volunteer and Kevin Hickman, Trustee with Wheels for Wellbeing.

BIKES vs CARS TRAILER from WG Film on Vimeo.