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parking the car...for good!

A journey by bicycle exposing the dark side of our obsession with cars and investigating better ways of living and getting around.

10th to 14th May 2012

Birmingham, Coventry, Rugby & Leicester

Bicycology will be doing a whistlestop tour of the Midlands in May. With no motorised support, the group will bring their roadshow to three major cities, showing pedal-powered films, bringing together cyclists and drivers, transport activists and community leaders, provoking discussions, and reclaiming space from cars with Bicycology’s unique brand of creativity and educational direct action.
The tour aims to point out that the dominance of the car is neither inevitable nor desirable. The dark side of car culture is huge yet largely out of mind:- from obesity to lung disease, climate change to strip mining, and 3 million lives tragically cut short globally every year, largely the young and the poor.
Why do we accept private motor cars when we know they make no sense in the long term? How has our society become so entwined and dependent on car culture? What steps can we take to begin real changes and to free ourselves from this deadly embrace?

Join Bicycology at one of our events and help us map out and realise a safer, cleaner, healthier, saner future.


Bicycology presents…
Parking the Car…for good!
3 Short Films and discussion.

An entertaining and informative night of pedal-powered films and lively conversation about the dominant role of cars in our culture and how, in a world of climate change and rising fuel prices, we can build a better future.

Birmingham Screening
Monday 10th May 2012
8.30pm at Ort Cafe
500-506 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath,
Birmingham, B12 9AH

Leicester Screening
Monday 14th May 2012
7.30pm at The Western Pub
Western Road, LE3 0GA
(Between Bede Park and Narborough Rd)

Birmingham Poster  
Monday 10th May 2012
8.30pm at Ort Cafe
Monday 14th May 2012
7.30 pm at The Western Pub

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"Bicycology uses creative methods to encourage environmental responsibility.
Its aim is to promoting cycling as a healthy, practical and enjoyable alternative to high-carbon lifestyles, and to challenge the politics and economics that have led us down the road to environmental destruction and massive global injustice"