Bikes Vs Cars



“A terrific new picture…brilliantly draws you in…compelling.”

Greg Klymkiw


"Entertaining...great fun."

-Georgia Straight



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Directed by Fredrik Gertten

2015, Sweden, 90 min


Fri Nov. 20 at 9 pm

Sat, Nov 21 at *3 pm & 9 pm

Sun Nov 22 at 7 pm

Thu Nov 26 at 7 pm

Sat Nov 28 at 9 pm

Sun Nov 29 at 7 pm

Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St.


*Panel to follow Sat/Nov. 21st 3 pm screening about issues related to the film:


Moderated by Curt Hull Featuring:

Mark Cohoe – a long time cycling advocate and Executive Director of Bike Winnipeg since 2012.

Janice Lukes – Janice has been advocating for improved walking and cycling infrastructure in Winnipeg since 2001.

Andrea Tetrault – author of the cycling blog “Winnipeg CycleChick”, which explores the intricate nooks and crannies of cycling culture.

Erik Dickson – Active Transportation Specialist. He has been involved with the protected bike lane on Assiniboine Avenue.


In Winnipeg there is a heated debate about the role of bicycles and car traffic in the city's future. 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 forty percent 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.


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

-Greg Klymkiw


Sponsored by Natural Cycle