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Too Many Cars

Thursday 27 February, 2020 @ 18:00 - 20:00

Across the UK, the car remains king. In our streets, our neighbourhoods, government transport budgets and urban architectures – the primacy of individualised car ownership has become culturally dominant. In our cities, we are left with soaring air pollution, inadequate public transport, congested streets and rising greenhouse gas emissions. Motor advertising plays a central role in re-enforcing the status symbol of the car.

Join the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft, Brandalism and Adblock Bristol to explore the relationship between car advertising, air pollution and climate breakdown.

Why do car adverts typically show lots of space, empty roads, wild mountain passes, exotic beaches and close ups of leather interiors? What are transport solutions being proposed in Bristol and the UK? The West of England Combined Authority are planning to spend £8.6 billion on new roads around Bristol.  Will electric cars solve our problems?  How can we respond to misleading car adverts to create breathable neighbourhoods, liveable streets and high quality urban transport and active travel?

There’ll be food, short films, presentations and ideas for action.

Running Order
6pm – Doors Open. Vegan dinner served.

6.45pm – Presentations, short films.

7.20pm – Ideas for action

8pm (approx) – Finish.

FREE TO ATTEND. Registration requested.

Register here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/too-many-cars/


Thursday 27 February, 2020
18:00 - 20:00
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17-25 Jamaica Street, Stokes Croft
Bristol, BS2 8JP United Kingdom
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0117 214 0029