BIKES VS CARS: A DOCUMENTARY SENDING A POLITICAL MESSAGE HITS THEATERS THIS FRIDAY

BikeRumor
TREY RICHARDSON
DEC 2, 2015

One of my favorite points made in the movie had nothing to do with infrastructure, politics or emissions. It was pointed out how we want cars to increase the ability to move, and when that ability is taken away, it quits making sense.READ MORE

 

Why cyclists find it hard to save the world: Bikes vs Cars

Green Film Network
VALENTINA TIBALDI
DEC 2, 2015

For its direct and purposeful style, along with the modernity and the urgency of the chosen topics, “Bikes vs Cars” is collecting several awards in many prestigious international festivals. The Green Film Network is no exception.”READ MORE

 

Never Mind the Paris Climate Summit, Bikes vs. Cars Shows How Fucked We Really Are

The Stranger
CHARLES MUDEDE
DEC 2, 2015

The number of automobiles is growing. More and more people are buying them, despite their destruction of the only world we know for sure.READ MORE

 

Bikes vs Cars documentary makes premiere this week

Bike World News
RON CALLAHAN
DEC 1, 2015

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.READ MORE

 

IT'S ACTIVISTS VERSUS HIGHWAY CULTURE IN GLOBAL DOC 'BIKES VS. CARS'

Village Voice
MEAVE GALLAGHER
DEC 1, 2015

But watching a teacher lead a group of schoolchildren around busy Bogotá on their little bikes, teaching them how to safely navigate their city on their own power, you might feel hopeful for the future of eco-friendly transportation.READ MORE

 

EARTH'S CAR PROBLEM NEEDS A STRONG MIX OF BIKE ACTIVISM AND CITY HALL

Nextcity
JOSH COHEN
NOV 30, 2015

Bikes vs Cars is a story about the David and Goliath battle of bike activists hoping to curb driving’s global dominance. It feels at once dated and hugely relevant in a world where streets advocacy is increasingly moving from grassroots activism to establishment politics.READ MORE

 

Bikes vs. Cars - Is This a City or a Battlefield?

Momentum
HILARY ANGUS
NOV 26, 2015

“Bikes vs. Cars” lays out in plain view just how bad the conflict has become, and its message is clear: if we build cities for cars, they become hostile to people.”READ MORE

 

FILM :: BIKES VS CARS

GirlBikeLove
SARAI SNYDER
OCT 29, 2015

The film, and a related app, has been inspiring a new approach to urban planning that could lead to better designs, smarter political decisions and reduced CO2 emissions.READ MORE

 

"Bikes vs Cars", Inspiring a New Approach to Urban Planning

Indiewood Hollywoodn't
STEVE RICKINSON
SEPT 24, 2015

Bikes vs Cars is a crie de coeur that will have audiences reaching for their bikes instead of their car keys.”READ MORE

 

Bikes vs Cars: Film Review

The Hollywood Reporter
JOHN DEFORE
SEPT 3, 2015

“Can there be any festivalgoer who doubts that side of the battle Gertten’s film will deem more rightous? Though armed with some eyebrow-raising stats and sympathetic subjects, the film will change few minds about the way people navigate cities in the modern world. It will, however, play like gangbusters at gatherings of cyclist-rights-activists.”READ MORE

 

Love To Ride? Swedish Bike Documentary At Westway

Frome Time
SEPT 2, 2015

“Achieving the UK Green Film Festival’s Audience Best Film Award  earlier this month, Bikes vs Cars has been premiering in major cities and cultural events around the world." READ MORE

 

Film Review: Bikes vs Cars

The Socialist Party of Great Britain
AUG 31, 2015

"This is a well-produced documentary film which raises questions about all the myths around urban planning and car dependency" READ MORE

 

Showing Bikes Some Love - Bikes vs Cars Hits Toronto

Dandyhorse
DANDY
AUG 30, 2015

""The challenge for Toronto, and for every big city is to create and develop a complete grid so everybody can go everywhere on a bike, and then make it safer because if it’s safer to bike when more people bike," said Gertten when dandyhorse met up with him for a bike ride."  READ MORE

 

Spy Antics In 'American Ultra', 'Bikes vs Cars' Around the World And a Funny Man's Beginnings

Vancouver Observer
VOLKMAR RICHTER
AUG 21, 2015

"This should be of big interest around here where bike lanes are argued about and where a million more people are said to be coming and surely bringing a million more cars. Swedish film-maker Fredrik Gertten brings us all the facts and numbers we would ever need to debate the subject." READ MORE

 

 

 

Film Review: Bikes vs Cars

 

Straight
KEN EISNER
AUG 19, 2015

"Gertten has made an entertaining package here, full of colourful side trips, amusing contrasts, great graphics, and clever use of music." READ MORE

 

Bikes vs Cars

Classical 102,9 FM
AUG 14, 2015

"The message is certainly conveyed that bikes and bikers are here to stay—and that they will help to make the world a more sustainable place.READ MORE

 

Film Review: Bikes vs Cars

DOKUFEST
AUG 12, 2015

"In revealing the extent of daily traffic chaos that is experienced by road users worldwide “Bikes vs Cars” calls out for a fundamental systemic change; away from car-oriented societies, to a rethinking of transportation. In the words of cycling activist Dan Koeppel: “The only way to make a change is to reduce the number of cars; and really making cars bear the cost to society that they actually create.”" READ MORE

 

Bikes vs Cars: Documentary Cycles Through the Motions Without a Theme

The Globe and Mail
KATE TAYLOR
JULY 31, 2015

"Many urban cyclists are also drivers, belying the binary and hostile relationship implied by the title of this documentary by Swedish journalist and filmmaker Fredrik Gertten. Our transportation decisions, which often include public transit, too, have to take into account weather, distances, traffic and cost, not to mention clothing, safety and convenience; they are multifaceted judgments, which may explain why this interesting documentary seems unable to decide on its theme." READ MORE

 

Review: Bikes vs Cars

Toronto Film Scene
JORDAN ADLER
JULY 31, 2015

"Bikes vs. Cars is a one-sided film that sympathizes with the plight of the cyclist without giving car enthusiasts much space to respond. Nevertheless, the doc closes with enough alarming points that the film is worth a watch." READ MORE

 

Sydney Film Festival Review: "In Heaven Everyone Rides a Bicycle" Bikes vs Cars

Megaphone Oz
SUE ANN MULLER
JUNE 13, 2015

"It’s heartening to see that Bikes vs Cars is being screened around the globe. It contains important messages about planning for cities of the future. We meet enthusiastic and determined individuals, planners, architects, and teachers who are striving for bike infrastructure and who offer up some hope for positive change." READ MORE

 

'Bikes vs Cars' SFF Movie Review

Spotlight report
JANA ANGELES
JUNE 9, 2015

"Bikes vs Cars is a documentary filled with stories worthwhile to share. Not only does it justify the negative effects of cars by traffic congestion and air pollution but it also encourages viewers to consider their options when it comes to choosing their main mode of transport." READ MORE

 

Bicycle Movement Gains Traction in Bikes vs Cars

SFHog
ROB NICOLO
JUNE 4, 2015

"Director Gretten gives us insight into how the bicycle movement is an essential catalyst in forcing politicians and planners to rethink the role of the automobile."  READ MORE

 

Young People Put the Brakes On Having a Car

Hack
JO LAUDER
MAY 28, 2015

"It's not the conflict between motorists and cyclists; it's the conflicting ways of building cities."READ MORE

 

S.F. Green Film Festival: Which Path To Take In 'Bikes vs Cars'

SF Gate
G. ALLEN JOHNSON
MAY 27, 2015

"Remember Carmageddon in Los Angeles, when Interstate 405 was closed for a weekend in 2011? Officials urged people to stay home and spend time in their immediate communities. The freeways were nearly empty — and air quality improved by 83 percent." READ MORE

UKGFF 2015 - Bikes vs Cars Review

Female First
HELEN EARNSHAW
MAY 07, 2015

"So often, we see documentary filmmakers tell both sides of a story without giving their own opinion on the subject that they are exploring - that is not the case with Gertten. Gertten is a breath of fresh air, as you know exactly where he stands when you watch his movie." READ MORE

Bikes Vs Cars (2015) Review

Watch This Space Film Magazine
LAUREN WALTON
MAY 05, 2015

"The film promotes a do-it-yourself attitude for people and, finishing with a real life happy ending for cyclists, it remains convincing enough to persuade viewers to go out and make a difference as soon as they have finished watching." READ MORE

Bikes Vs Cars Movie To Open UK Green Film Festival

Bike Biz
CARLTON REID
APRIL 25, 2015

"BikeBiz has seen the film – it is beautifully shot and is not as controversial or provocative as the title suggests. One of the best scenes is of a taxi driver in Copenhagen who struggles to move in a city with so many cyclists. He is shown driving gingerly around cyclists who, he claims, are 'like insects, swarming everywhere.'" READ MORE

Bikes vs Cars Film: Why Cyclists Must Win In City Planning Battle

Cambridge News
GARETH MCPHERSON
APRIL 22, 2015

"He said: “You see in London there are people being killed on the roads and a lot of that is down to the city planning. A planning system that is killing people is clearly not effective."READ MORE

SXSW Review: 'Bikes vs Cars' Is a Revelatory Doc About Urban Transportation

Indiewire
SHARON ABELLA
MARCH 24, 2015

"Fredrik Gertten's '"Bikes vs Cars" is a terrific documentary which demonstrates just how draining and straining automobile traffic is in heavily populated cities like Los Angeles and Sao Paolo, Brazil, and just how easy and well accepted commuting by bicycle is in bike captial cities like Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Berlin." READ MORE

Bikes vs Cars: why it’s war between cyclists and drivers on city streets

The Guardian
ZOE WILLIAMS
MAY 03, 2015

"The vivid absurdity of trying to cram more and more cars into the same crawling, dystopian
channels makes the case for sustainability without even trying. “I don’t even think it’s about
growth or not growth,” Gertten says equably. “Growth needs to be sustainable to be counted as
growth, otherwise it’s just destroying things." READ MORE

Bikes vs Cars Director Takes on Car Lobby, Bike Culture and Rob Ford

Samaritan Mag
SEAN PLUMMER
MARCH 31, 2015

"Shot in cities around the world, including Los Angeles, Toronto, Sao Paolo, Berlin and Copenhagen,
Bikes vs Cars documents the often contentious relationship between cyclists and drivers" READ MORE

SXSW 2015 Spotlight: BIKES VS CARS

Victoria Advocate
JOE FRIAR
MARCH 17, 2015

"Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Toronto, and Copenhagen are spotlighted in this new documentary from
Swedish award winning director and journalist Fredrik Gertten..." READ MORE

SXSW Film Review: Bikes vs. Cars

The Austin Chronicle
MARCH 16, 2015

"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." READ MORE

SXSW: ‘Bikes vs Cars’ Director Fredrik Gertten on the Transportation Battle

The Wrap
MARCH 15, 2015

"“A car is not delivering anymore…there are really cool but you don’t get anywhere”
said Gretten at TheWrap’s interview studio at SXSW
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Take A World Tour Of The Endless Struggle Between Bikes And Cars

Fastcoexist
ADELE PETERS
MARCH 13, 2015

"Sao Paolo is a nightmare for cyclists, while in Copenhagen, a taxi driver sits in a bike and pedestrian jam.
Is there a way out of the physical—and cultural—gridlock?
READ MORE

New Documentary From Award-wining Swedish Filmaker Fredrik Gertten

Bikocity
CYNTHIA
OCT 23, 2013

"Up till now, we have seen many important documentaries break through to the
mainstream. However, this could be the first feature-length documentary on
bicycles to do so.
READ MORE

The Rise of the Bicycle in the 21st Century

The Atlantic, Interview with Fredrik Gertten
PAUL ROSENFELDOCT 22, 2013

"Bikes vs. Cars, a forthcoming documentary, investigates solutions to increasing automobile traffic." READ MORE

Bikes vs Cars Director Fredrik Gertten Sets Out to Expose the Car Lobby

DC Streetblog.org
ANGIE SCHMITT 
OCT 17, 2013

"...the active transportation movement has lacked a full-length documentary
feature that screens widely in theaters or goes viral on Netflix.READ MORE

Bikes vs Cars Documentary Looking To Transform Society.

Clean technica
CYNTHIA SHAHAN
OCT 17, 2013

"Up till now, we have seen many important documentaries break through to
the mainstream. However, this could be the first feature-length documentary
on bicycles to do so.
READ MORE

Bikes vs Cars, The Documentary

Animal
KYLE PETREYCIK
OCT 8, 2013

"The film investigates the world-wide automotive production business,
tracking its evolution into a multi-billion dollar industry that relies on
a society that relies on cars.READ MORE

A New Documentary Explores the Politics of 'Bikes VS Cars'

Atlantic Cities
JENNY XIE
OCT 8, 2013

"Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten is deep-diving into the tension between
the car industry and the urban biking movement.READ MORE

Bikes Vs. Cars, The musical!

Bike Snob NYC
OCT 3, 2013

"It's called "BIKES vs. CARS," and even though it wasn't the apocalyptic
action movie I was hoping for I did enjoy the Robs Fords porn.
"
READ MORE

Bikes Vs. Cars

Cherryflava
OCT 2, 2013

"Getting into an air-conditioned car parked in an office basement and driving
twenty kilometres to a security complex in the leafy suburbs is not exactly
a recipe for vibrant local economic growth.
READ MORE

Bikes VS Cars Documentary: Catalysing a change in transportation habits

Born
SIMON HARRIS
OCT 2, 2013

"In a feature-length movie, Gertten slams down a revolutionary war cry against the common
car. In its place, he says the trusty old bicycle has the power to change the world, one pedal
at a time.
READ MORE

How You Can Make Bikes vs Cars Documentary a Reality

Ecolocalizer/Expertsure
RHONDA WINTER
SEPT 23, 2013

"Although the simple bicycle is an affordable, sustainable, healthy and fun method of transportation, in many cultures the polluting inefficient automobile still continues to prevail.
READ MORE


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