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Car-Free City Gets People’s Vote

The city of Gent, in Belgium, removed cars from the CBD some time ago – Here’s what the people of Gent think of their bicycle city.

Brussels is not the easiest city to ride in: the large number of cobbled streets make for, not an unpleasant, but a jarring journey and still Belgium’s bicycle planners are pushing on through the pain barrier.

While Brussels is struggling with getting politicians and the people to take a bike, other Belgian cities have taken bold bicycle steps including in Gent where they stopped cars from entering the main shopping streets in the city center.

Indeed, just pushing on through the pain barrier of change is what Brussels’ Bicycle Planning Officer, Ulrick Schollaert, considers is the ultimate secret to creating great bicycle cities.

He’s currently pushing through the pain barrier with the 19 councils in Brussels to reach 20% cycling by 2018,

An Incredible Bicycle Story Unfolds In Zambia.

The incredible, yet heart breaking, true story of one man and his bicycle saving the livings of Zambia’s poorest.

This video is part of a global series of films documenting the stories of the world’s One Billion Bicycles, filmed and edited by independent filmmakers Bojun Bjorkman-Chiswell and Sarah Cowhey.

Created by the filmmakers to unearth the stories of the world’s bicycles and its importance to humanity, the film series journeys across 5 continents, 20 countries and over 140 interviews with high-powered ambassadors in Bejing through to a man in a bicycle wheelchair in the dusty streets of Mozambique.

The films reveal the never seen before stories of people, around the world, who use the bicycle for work, transport and health, and their fight for their right to road space.

The project continues to give voice to the bicycle users of the world and the injustice,

What Bicycles Made Possible In Mozambique.

For Mozambique’s disabled the bicycle is not important, it is a life line.

This video is part of a global series of films documenting the stories of the world’s One Billion Bicycles, filmed and edited by independent filmmakers Bojun Bjorkman-Chiswell and Sarah Cowhey.

Created by the filmmakers to unearth the stories of the world’s bicycles and its importance to humanity, the film series journeys across 5 continents, 20 countries and over 140 interviews with high-powered ambassadors in Bejing through to a man in a bicycle wheelchair in the dusty streets of Mozambique.

The films reveal the never seen before stories of people, around the world, who use the bicycle for work, transport and health, and their fight for their right to road space.

The project continues to give voice to the bicycle users of the world and the injustice, sabotage and corruption they face simply because they choose to get about freely.

Who Will Win Barcelona’s Bicycle Battle?

Barcelona has the world’s most popular city bike share, but it seems that while the citizens love it, Spain’s conservative government wants it gone. So who wins this battle of the bicycle?

This video is part of a global series of films documenting the stories of the world’s One Billion Bicycles, filmed and edited by independent filmmakers Bojun Bjorkman-Chiswell and Sarah Cowhey.

Created by the filmmakers to unearth the stories of the world’s bicycles and its importance to humanity, the film series journeys across 5 continents, 20 countries and over 140 interviews with high-powered ambassadors in Bejing through to a man in a bicycle wheelchair in the dusty streets of Mozambique.

The films reveal the never seen before stories of people, around the world, who use the bicycle for work, transport and health, and their fight for their right to road space.

A Bicycle Helmet Debate in Copenhagen.

The bicycle helmet debate has raised its ugly head in the most unlikely city, Copenhagen. So how did a 100 year old bicycle city find itself embroiled in an argument and its bicycles in decline?

This video is part of a global series of films documenting the stories of the world’s One Billion Bicycles, filmed and edited by independent filmmakers Bojun Bjorkman-Chiswell and Sarah Cowhey.

Created by the filmmakers to unearth the stories of the world’s bicycles and its importance to humanity, the film series journeys across 5 continents, 20 countries and over 140 interviews with high-powered ambassadors in Bejing through to a man in a bicycle wheelchair in the dusty streets of Mozambique.

The films reveal the never seen before stories of people, around the world, who use the bicycle for work, transport and health, and their fight for their right to road space.

A Paris Love Affair, No Bikes Aboard.

Catching the Paris Metro is like being herded to the slaughter in a cattle car. So why don’t the Parisians break free and get a bike?

This video is part of a global series of films documenting the stories of the world’s One Billion Bicycles, filmed and edited by independent filmmakers Bojun Bjorkman-Chiswell and Sarah Cowhey.

Created by the filmmakers to unearth the stories of the world’s bicycles and its importance to humanity, the film series journeys across 5 continents, 20 countries and over 140 interviews with high-powered ambassadors in Bejing through to a man in a bicycle wheelchair in the dusty streets of Mozambique.

The films reveal the never seen before stories of people, around the world, who use the bicycle for work, transport and health, and their fight for their right to road space.

The project continues to give voice to the bicycle users of the world and the injustice,

Berlin’s Passion for Bicycle Fashion.

Berlin is a big city. It’s nine times the size of Paris and has 12 major centers, yet Berlin City Council is using their size to their advantage and creating a highly efficient, and very fashionable, bicycle city.

This video is part of a global series of films documenting the stories of the world’s One Billion Bicycles, filmed and edited by independent filmmakers Bojun Bjorkman-Chiswell and Sarah Cowhey.

Created by the filmmakers to unearth the stories of the world’s bicycles and its importance to humanity, the film series journeys across 5 continents, 20 countries and over 140 interviews with high-powered ambassadors in Bejing through to a man in a bicycle wheelchair in the dusty streets of Mozambique.

The films reveal the never seen before stories of people, around the world, who use the bicycle for work, transport and health, and their fight for their right to road space.