On September 29th (This Friday!)
, Rochester Indymedia, in conjunction with TV Dinner, will be screening Taken for a Ride
, which "reveals the tragic and little known story of an auto and oil industry campaign, led by General Motors, to buy and dismantle streetcar lines. Across the nation, tracks were torn up, sometimes overnight, and diesel buses placed on city streets."
"The highway lobby then pushed through Congress a vast network of urban freeways that doubled the cost of the Interstates, fueled suburban development, increased auto dependence, and elicited passionate opposition. Seventeen city freeways were stopped by citizens who would become the leading edge of a new environmental movement," states the website.
The film is 52 minutes long and was directed by Jim Klein. It will be showing after Critical Mass. What
: A screening of Taken for a RideWhen
: September 29th at 7:00PMWhere
: St. Joseph's House of Hospitality
at 402 South AvenueWhy
: After event for Critical Mass What is Critical Mass?
"Critical Mass is a monthly bicycle ride to celebrate cycling and to assert cyclists' right to the road. The idea started in San Francisco in September 1992 and quickly spread to cities all over the world. Critical Mass has no leaders, and no central organization licenses rides. In every city that has a CM ride, some locals simply picked a date, time, and location for the ride and publicized it, and thus the ride was born. CM is an idea and an event, not an organization."
Find out more at about Rochester Critical Mass here