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Bikes vs Cars

Fri, Nov 20 / 9 pm 
Sat, Nov 21 / 3 pm & 9 pm
Sun, Nov 22 / 7 pm
Thu, Nov 26 / 7 pm
Sat, Nov 28 / 9 pm
Sun, Nov 29 / 7 pm
Directed by Fredrik Gertten
2015, Sweden, 90 min

Panel discussion to follow the Nov 21, 3 pm screening. Panelists listed below.

This timely new film follows several individuals around the world as they fight to create change for the biking community. We meet Aline at Sao Paulo’s Ciclofaxia, the weekly Sunday ride where one lane of Paulista Avenue is opened for bikes only. Aline is an inspirational person in the city’s bicycle movement, who tries to focus on the positive aspects of being a cyclist. But that can be difficult in a city where one bicyclist is killed every four days. And in Toronto, where Mayor Rob Ford once stripped away the city’s bike lanes in his battle to win the “war on cars,” we watch as members of the Urban Repair Squad infiltrate the streets at night, using spray paint and stencils to replace them. From bike activists in Sao Paulo and Los Angeles, fighting for safe bike lanes, to the City of Copenhagen, where 40% 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.

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Panelists:

Mark Cohoe – long time cycling advocate and Executive Director of Bike Winnipeg since 2012. Over the past 5 years, he has had the opportunity to develop his knowledge of best practices in the planning and design of cycling facilities through workshops taught by some of the leading experts in the field, As a certified CAN-Bike Instructor, Mark has also had the pleasure of teaching safe cycling habits to people across Manitoba since 2012.

Janice Lukes has been advocating for improved walking and cycling infrastructure throughout the Province since 2001. She sat on the City of Winnipeg’s Active Transportation Advisory Committee for 6+ years and was appointed Chair of the first ever Provincial Active Transportation Advisory Group tasked to provide recommendations to the Province of Manitoba. She has worked with multiple groups to secure over $65M for active transportation infrastructure and in her new role at the City of Winnipeg, championed the City’s Pedestrian and Cycling strategy through Council.

Erik Dickson – Active Transportation Specialist and Planning Intern at the urban design firm of Scatliff + Miller + Murray. He has been involved in and led numerous active transportation design and planning projects, most notably the protected bike lane on Assiniboine Avenue, the raised bike lane through The Forks and the Disraeli AT Bridge. He has developed Trail Master Plans for several rural communities in Manitoba and North Western Ontario.

Andrea Tetrault – author of the cycling blog “Winnipeg CycleChick”, which explores the intricate nooks and crannies of cycling culture from the Tour de France to what to wear under bike shorts. Andrea is a partner at Tétro, a design and creative agency with a growing specialization in cycling related projects, including a series of cycling safety videos for Can-Bike Manitoba. Most recently, Andrea was promotion and marketing director for the Canadian National Cyclocross Championships held at the Forks.

Reviews

A terrific new picture infused with activist cinema…brilliantly draws you in...a compelling tale." – Greg Klymkiw
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