"Why we cycle" documentary launched

Author: Richard Adams

A new feature-length documentary has been launched that explores "Why we cycle". The 56-minute film take a ride with ordinary cyclists and specialists from a variety of disciplines.

These conversations uncover some obvious, but even more hidden effects of cycling on people, on societies, and on the organisation of cities.

Two Handshake partners had a role in the creation of the film, which is directed by Gertjan Hulster and Arne Gielen. The film's scientifc expert was Marco te Brömmelstroet, Professor in Urban Mobility and Futures part of the faculty at the Urban Cycling Institute, University of Amsterdam. The film's narrator is Chris Boardman, Cycling and Walking Commissione in Greater Manchester, one of Handshake's "Future Cycling Capitals". 

Watch the trailer of the film here and rent it for 24 hours for 4.99. It is available with subtitles in various languages, including Dutch, English, French, German, Chinese, Papiamento (not on Vimeo), Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Italian, Hindi and Japanese .

This project has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement no 769177.

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