Bikes vs Cars

Join us to celebrate the Festivalв’s launch and its theme: Climate Connections.

Traffic gridlock around the world is frustrating people, wasting their time, polluting the air and contributing to climate change. Director Fredrik Gertten (BANANAS! and Big Boys Gone Bananas!) investigates the daily global spectacle of traffic and looks for solutions. Following bicycle activistsв’ crusades to foster meaningful change, the film documents the struggle for bicyclists in a society dominated by cars. From bike activists in Sao Paulo and Los Angeles, fighting for safe bike lanes, to the city of Copenhagen, where forty percent commute daily by bike, BIKES vs CARS considers the revolutionary changes that could take place if more cities made room for bicyclists. Directed by Fredrik Gertten. Produced by Margarete JangГҐrd and Elin Kamlert. Executive Producer: Chris Paine.

Welcome by Dr. Matthew Scott, President, Carnegie Institution for Science. Introduced by Dr. Peter Fox-Penner, an internationally recognized expert on energy markets and policy.В Discussion follows screening with filmmakers Margarete JangГҐrd and Chris Paine (Who Killed the Electric Car, 2006; Revenge of the Electric Car, 2011).

Thanks to the Reva and David Logan Foundation for its support of this evening.

Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 p.m.

Launch partyВ follows screening.

Tickets, $25; Reserve at

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Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium, 1530 P St., NW (Metro: Dupont Circle)

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