Film Series, Power to the Pedals: Wenzday Jane and the Culture of Change

BSA Space
290 Congress Street

Doors open at 6:30 pm; film starts at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $10 ($5 for BSA members)

BSA Space presents the Boston premiere of Power to the Pedals: Wenzday Jane and the Culture of Change, a 30-minute documentary that follows Wenzday Jane, the driving force behind Somerville’s innovative cargo bike business, Metro Pedal Power. A hands-on mechanic and entrepreneur, Wenzday discovered the bicycle as a means for self-determination while growing up poor in public housing.

The film portrays her extraordinary journey as she discovers what it takes to build a thriving company by addressing a fundamental urban challenge: how to lower the carbon footprint of our transportation system.

The screening will be followed by a discussion by local thought leaders including Wenzday Jane, President of Metro Pedal Power; Jackie Douglas, Executive Director of Livable Streets; Benjamin Linder, Associate Professor of Design and Mechanical Engineering at Olin College; and Power to the Pedals director Bob Nesson. The panel will be moderated by John Siemiatkoski, Chair of the Board of the League of American Bicyclists.

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This film is part of the BSA Space Film Series, a new Spring program documenting some of the ways that architecture and design can engage communities, inspire vision, and provoke change. More details on this film series can be found at