New UCLA Bike-U-Mentary Released
Commute to campus on two wheels or curious about trying it out? View the new UCLA "Bike-U-Mentary".
By Penny Menton
UCLA Transportation and the UCLA Sustainable Resource Center (SRC) have just released “UCLA Bike-U-mentary, a short documentary drama film profiling real cyclists on their commute to UCLA, combined with a fictional plot. Released to coincide with UCLA’s annual Bike to Campus Week activities, “the film speaks to a sense of belonging in the sometimes impersonal city of Los Angeles,” said Brent Pantell, the film’s director and UCLA Transportation’s senior publication coordinator.
“Commuting here by bike is a freeing experience,” said Mihai Peteu, one of the film’s main protagonists and Print Lab Supervisor for the UCLA Design Media Arts Department. “It’s my way of breaking free, and navigating this concrete jungle more efficiently,” said Peteu.
“The film shows actual UCLA bike commuters going through both their morning routine and route to bike to campus and, by doing so, provides inspiration for others to give it a try,” said Penny Menton, UCLA Associate Director.
With bike commuting one of several “green” commute options available to UCLA students, staff and faculty, the film is in line with UCLA’s culture of sustainable practices across the campus community. Presently, about 1,900 Bruins commute via bicycle to UCLA each day.
To view the short film, click here.
Published: Tuesday, May 18, 2010