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Many people still don’t get that bikes are not just recreation, they are transportation. Even fewer people realize the impact that getting people out of cars and on to bikes can have on our cities. Bikes vs Cars, a new film by Fredrik Gertten, looks at the struggle to find a place for the bike in this world of cars that we live in now. Because as we have said on TreeHugger and Gertten says in his Director’s statement:
Gertten visits cities around the world, meeting bike activists who are fighting to improve cycling. It starts in Sao Paulo with Aline Cavalcante, who rides her fixie with toe clips in some of the worst traffic conditions I have ever seen. I am surprised that she is still alive. Also in Sao Paulo is the wonderful Raquel Rolnik, a professor at the School of Architecture and urbanism trapped in her little Fiat complaining about traffic.
Then it’s off to Los Angeles, where Dan Koeppel (seen on TreeHugger here) gives a history lesson in how cars took over, pushing cyclists and streetcar users off the road. He even takes us to the location…