Bike Pittsburgh Premieres “Bikes vs Cars” @ Row House Cinema

Published On January 20, 2016 | By Leah Kennedy | Community
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Photo Creds: BikePGH

A compelling documentary released by filmmaker Fredrik Gertten at 2015’s South by South West Film Festival revealed that a shocking 25 percent of American residents’ incomes fund their transportation; more specifically, their workday commutes.

Titled Bikes vs. Cars, the film’s extensive footage highlights transportation systems and statistics in a vast array of global cities–from São Paulo, to LA, to Copenhagen and Bogatá.  

bikesvcars3From each corner of the globe, cities are striving towards newer systems of travel, hoping to leave heavy traffic, long commutes, and caffeine-induced road rage in the past. 

The segment projects the positive benefits of incorporating bike routes and programs into various communities, including an overall healthier population and further engaging residents with their city’s landscapes.

Lucky for us, the Burgh’s becoming much more navigable for residents opting to bike. A recent survey released via Bike Pittsburgh–a citywide group at the forefront of these initiatives–reported that 8.6 percent of PGH workers now commute by bike.

And thanks to their continued progress and efforts, Bikes vs. Cars will make its debut here this month with all ticket proceeds benefiting BikePGH.

bikesvcars2The film debuts Tuesday, January 26, with two separate screenings being held at Row House Cinema. The late showing is currently sold out, and a limited number of tickets remain for the early show at 5:30PM.

Ticketholders will have a chance to catch the award-winning film, and grab a craft beer or soda at Atlas Bottle Works next door ’til 10PM.

Additionally, BikePGH members get first dibs on tix. Not a member? Not to worry–memberships can be easily attained through their website.

Be sure to get a ticket while they’re still up for grabs; and get connected with leaders striving to utilize our progressive city to the fullest extent.

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