So SÃ£o Pauloâ€™s new bike lanes, that came as a warn to we during filming?
It came as a sum surprise, for me and for a bike activists. we was propitious to be in a place where change happened; we happened to locate one of a wilful moments. First was the genocide of this womanlike bicyclistthis man who mislaid his arm
You speak about cars and bikes — what about open transit?
Iâ€™m of march wakeful that open transformation is essential, though my pursuit as a filmmaker is infrequently also to prominence a conflict, and we suspicion a approach of doing that is pitting bikes contra cars, since they are representing, letâ€™s say, dual extremes of city planning. The bike is kind of like a apparatus to make cities denser again…
[As]Â inner cities are removing unequivocally expensive… a people who are on bikes are a people who can means to live in a cities. So thatâ€™s a new challenge, how to embody people who have smaller resources. How can they be partial of this society? How can they have a right to be on a bike? we consider mobility altogether is a tellurian right.
A good multitude has good mobility for all, so if we have a multitude where a lowest partial of a race has to spend dual or 3 hours on ride each day, they are deprived a tellurian right. But of march what happens in American cities is people with a lot of income are also deprived of their leisure of mobility since theyâ€™re spending so most time in traffic.
The thought of biking infrastructure and bike lanes is mostly seen as partial of a call of gentrification mostly function in whiter and some-more abundant neighborhoods. Are there ways to make it some-more inclusive?
Itâ€™s a absolved upper-middle category whoâ€™s doing this bike revolution, and they are doing it since they have a opposite domestic energy than a bad people in many countries. So if we are a partial of that group, if youâ€™re some-more absolved and youâ€™re partial of a bicycling movement, we should consider about it — we mean, not criticizing yourself, since what we do is right, though find a approach to embody people.
You can suppose if youâ€™re a bad family vital in a suburbs, people are spending 25 percent of their income on a automobile in a U.S. Itâ€™s a lot of money. So if we could cut a automobile spending divided and put [it] into propagandize for your kids or health caring or food, it would make a ruin of a difference.