Green Iowa AmeriCorps is excited to present an encore screening of the brand new 2015 documentary “Bikes vs Cars”. Join us Friday, August 14th at 7pm in T-Bock's Upstairs. The upstairs bar will be open, so be sure to enjoy a cold one during the screening!
The film screening is free and open to everyone thanks to generous sponsorship by Oneota Film Festival, Oneota Community Food Co-op, Decorah Bicycles, Decorah Human Powered Trails, T-Bock’s Sports Bar & Grill, and Luther College's Center for Sustainable Communities.
The Green Iowa team believes the message of the film will resonate with Decorah-area residents, as bicycling is a unique part of the city's culture. It's approximately 90 minutes in length. This film is not yet available for viewing at home, and can only be seen at specially-arranged screenings.
The “Bikes vs Cars” synopsis is below. We hope to see you Friday evening and we encourage you to walk or bike to the film.
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The bicycle is an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? It’s an uneven fight. Activists and politicians that work for change are facing powerful interests who gain from the private car investing billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business.
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.
The film follows the individuals around the world that are dedicated to creating change. From bike activists in Sao Paulo and Los Angeles, fighting for safe bike lanes, to the City of Copenhagen, where forty percent of citizens commute by bike daily, "Bikes vs Cars" will look at both the struggle for bicyclists in a society dominated by cars, and the revolutionary changes that could take place if cities moved away from car-centric models and became more bike-friendly.