Car Culture Challenged by "Pedal Power"
The CBC's weekly documentary series "Doc Zone" tackles the conflict between cars and bicycles in "Pedal Power." As the program's website explains,
"From bicycle-mad Paris to rush-hour New York and the back alleys of Toronto, 'Pedal Power' takes a ride through the changing world of bike culture. In Canada, bicycles 'don't get no respect.' This film spins out to how other cities are making riding safe. Using innovative 'bike-cam' techniques to convey, up-close, the sensation of bike riding, a series of character-driven mini-narratives propel the film through a study of what makes a city 'bikeable'. Whether it's the public bike program in Paris, bike mega-garages in Amsterdam, bike paths in Vancouver and Montreal, or the surprising leadership of New York City, we follow the story of this remarkable little conveyance as it wheels though the first decade of the 21st century."