Facts from the film

20 million people live in Sao Paolo. 7 million cars on the road
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1 cyclist is killed in Sao Paulo every week
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Once LA had the best public transportation in the world. Today 70% of the area is dedicated to roads and parking
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From 1982 to 2001, 20% increase in population, 236% increase in cars
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Today Copenhagen has 1000 km of bikelanes. 4 out of 5 own a bike
Source (1); Source (2) 

More people commute by bike in Copenhagen than all of USA
Source: Taras Grescoe, Straphanger

0.8% commute by bike in Los Angeles County
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Bicycle commuting in the US has grown 50% over the last decade
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Jarvis Street bikelanes installed 2010
Cost: $86.000
Removed in 2012
Cost: $300.000
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In Toronto a pedestrian is hit by a car every 3 hours. A cyclist is hit by a car every 7 hours
Source: Gil Penelosa

Number of cars in Bogotá
2009: 950.000
2013: 1.500.000
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In São Paolo commuters spend nearly 3 hours in traffic every day
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Worldwide middleclass growth
2009: 1.8 billion
2020: 3.2 b
2040: 4.9 b
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The car industry is a top global spender on advertising
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82.8 million cars sold in 2013. Less than 1% were electric
Source (1); Source (2)

By 2018, 20% of sold cars will be SUVs
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1 billion cars on the planet in 2012. 2 billion in 2020
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Americans spend 55 workdays in traffic every year
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25% of Americans' income goes to transport
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Oil companies are the #3 top spending lobbyists in the US
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Bike use dropped 45% in China between 1986 – 2010
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7 million people die every year due to air pollution
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In Europe 30 million people suffer from stress related illnesses due to traffic noise
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50% of all trips in the US are less than 3 miles
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The weekend of Los Angeles' "Carmageddon", air quality improved 83%. Air pollution in the region dropped 25%
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  • commented 2015-12-02 19:12:36 +0100
    Pretty startling stats…and a dozen more reasons I bike for transportation!

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