Location: Room 109 – B15, Auckland University general library basement, Princes Street, Auckland CBD
We are going to watch Together We Cycle, which is a very cool documentary about the revival of the Dutch cycling culture!
Foyer nibbles in the foyer from 17:45-ish. Maybe earlier if we are onto it 😉
The film Together We Cycle investigates the critical events that has led to the revival of the Dutch cycling culture. For most people, cycling in the Netherlands, seems a natural phenomenon. However, until the 1970s the development of mobility in the Netherlands followed trends across the globe. The bicycle had had its day, and the future belonged to the car. The only thing that had to be done was to adapt cities to the influx of cars.
Then Dutch society took a different turn. Against all odds people kept on cycling. The question why this happened in the Netherlands, has not an easy answer. There are many factors, events and circumstances that worked together, both socially and policy-wise. In Together we cycle, key players tell the story of the bumpy road which led to the current state. Where cycling is an obvious choice for most citizens.
We will also be generally loitering around afterward and hanging out, with food provided (probably pizza). Gluten free, vegan options will be available.
Venue is wheelchair accessible.