A still from The Bicycle City showing a man and two young girls wearing school uniforms riding bicycles along a dirt road.
Flicks in the Park: The Bicycle City
City Hall Park

The Bicycle City (USA, Nicaragua, 61 min)
Directed by Greg Sucharew

The transformation of a war torn community with the simple implementation of ‘the bicycle’. After his Peace Corps stint in Ecuador, where only his landlord had a bicycle, David Schweidenback had the bright idea to send used American bicycles to developing world towns as economic development aid. Nicaraguan city of Rivas was the first city to begin receiving used bikes in 1991, and where, with local help, the program has been proven a success, and we see how the bicycle has impacted this developing world town.


Ages 12+


Producing Partners include UVM Transportation Research Center and Vermont Clean Cities Coalition

2021 Park programming is underwritten by Northfield Savings Bank and Pomerleau Real Estate.

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