The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year.
Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: climate, earth's resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business. In the film we meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number killed in traffic.
Breezy, intelligent, diffuse but uncluttered, Fredrik Gertten's documentary "Bikes vs Cars" could be called a tale of congestion-plagued cities.— News York Times
Gertten has put in the time to capture how these cities' unique scenarios unfold to mount a compelling case against the powerful automotive, oil and construction lobbies.— Los Angeles Times
Watching a teacher lead a group of schoolchildren around busy Bogot 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.— Village Voice