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Wrestling for the Streets

While attending the World Bicycle Forum in Medellín, Colombia in 2015, we were honored to meet a real-life superhero: Peatónito, the luchador for the pedestrians in Mexico City. He was a lot of fun to interview, and here’s the result. […]

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Not Waiting for Safety

This movie is one of our favorites. We’d long been amazed by the intrepid story of Cherokee Schill, a single mom determined to get to work by any means necessary—and in her case that meant an 18 mile bike ride […]

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Good Bones

We’re proud to release our latest Groundswell movie: Good Bones profiles the efforts of city officials and volunteers in Reading, Pennsylvania to improve conditions for the many people who get around the city’s streets (and nearby trails) by bicycle. We partnered […]

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Gentrification Response Team

Gentrification Response Team video

The fifth Groundswell movie is about Sunday Parkways, a Portland institution since 2008. Several times a year, a loop of neighborhood streets are closed to cars and opened to biking, walking, skating …but mostly biking traffic for a day. The […]

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Building Stories

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Building Stories with James Rojas

Our fourth Groundswell movie is also our shortest, with a message that packs a major punch. James Rojas is an artist and city planner who uses deceptively simple exercises to work with communities to re-envision how their neighborhoods and cities could […]

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Color Lines and Bike Lanes

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Smiling people riding bikes

The third Groundswell movie features the stories of two organizations that were formed to promote bicycling on a grassroots level. We interviewed Veronica Davis and Najeema Davis Washington of Black Women Bike and Monica Garrison of Black Girls Do Bike […]

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Take Back the Streets

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A gathering of cyclists

Our second short movie in the Groundswell series starts out as a portrait of a community bike ride and picnic organized by two friends in response to a rash of gang-related shootings in Portland, Oregon. It becomes a portrait of […]

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A League of Their Own

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Riders pause on a group ride

Our first Groundswell movie takes a look at the League of American Bicyclists’ Equity Initiative. The multilayered conflict in the story mirrors what is going in at almost every nonprofit and advocacy organization, whether management—or the scattered members—are aware of […]

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