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Parking the Car... for Good!

Bicycology | 08.05.2012 22:33 | Climate Chaos | Energy Crisis | Birmingham

Radical cycling collective Bicycology is heading to the midlands this week on a journey by bicycle exposing the dark side of our obsession with cars and investigating better ways of living and getting around. Come along to our events in Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester!

Radical cycling collective Bicycology are doing a whistlestop bike tour of the Midlands in from 10th to 14th May. With no motorised support, the group will bring their roadshow to three major cities, showing pedal-powered films, aiming to bring together cyclists and drivers, transport activists and community leaders, to provoke discussions, and also to reclaim 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, listed below, and help us map out and realise a safer, cleaner, healthier, saner future.

10/5/12. Film and discussion evening 8.30pm Ort Cafe, 500-506 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9AH

12/5/12. Parking Day. Direct action reclaiming car parking space as a public space. Coventry city centre: location to be announced on the day, contact us for details.

14/5/12. Film and discussion evening, 7.30pm at The Western Pub, Western Road, Leicester. LE3 0GA (Between Bede Park and Narborough Rd).

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