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Media Club

BIKES vs CARS, the Film

The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars, a new film project from BANANAS!* and Big Boys Gone Bananas!* director Fredrik Gertten, looks into and investigates the daily global drama in traffic around […]

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The Big Fix: documentary exposes BP, U.S. Government on Gulf Disaster/Interview: the Tickells, Filmmakers

One of the world’s biggest environmental crimes has been more or less forgotten. This is part of our collective guilt as the world’s ecosystem continues its accelerated collapse. But the new documentary film The Big Fix takes a detailed, daring look at what happened in the Gulf of Mexico with BP’s Macondo offshore oil drilling […]

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Reflections of an Optimist

Regular Carbusters contributor Debra Efroymson has started a blog. The invasion of our streets by cars causes any number of horrible problems, but perhaps the worst one is our failure to recognize how avoidable the car invasion and all its problems are. We could retake the streets for people; we could redesign existing cities and […]

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Scrub the Greenwash off the Freeway Olympics

This year’s Winter Olympics has been branded the “Greenest Games”, but they are linked to a massive freeway expansion scheme. In Vancouver, Canada activists are working hard to scrub off the greenwash and getting public money spent on real priorities such as public transit and affordable housing. The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada have […]

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Get a life, not a car

Imagine that you are living in the late 19th century. Now, imagine that TV has already been invented. Not only that, but one of the most popular TV shows is Dragons Den, where investors decide whether they should put their cash into the new ideas that are paraded in front of them by eager inventors. […]

Interview

Bicycles on the big screen: Interview with Brendt Barbur

Brendt Barbur is the founder and the director of the Bike Film Festival (BFF), a celebration of the bicycle through music, art, and film, which is held in 39 cities worldwide every year. Nine years after the first festival in New York, he remains as enthusiastic and continues to promote the use of the bicycle […]

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For the thrill of it

I sold my car on Friday, November 28, 2008 to the first person who came to see it. That was as far ahead as I planned for my new status of “carlessness”. Irresponsible? Perhaps. But not knowing what was going to happen, wondering how one lives without a car, it was all close to thrilling for me! And […]