As you can see from the video, horses and rickety cars go along London Bridge, but there are hardly any cyclists – maybe, if people cycled in London in the twenties, they’d ‘looked like a poor person’, but nowadays, people from all walks of life cycle, although there are still some who think that the only the great unwashed do. (Somethings never change).
Of course, with all the horses about, cyclists would have to put up with cycling in horsemuck all the time – now that would be another good reason for off road cycle paths!
Hmmn, I wonder what cycle campaigning was like in the 20s…
Now cyclists have increased in London and we now have to put up with much larger and faster vehicles with inevitable results.
Another thing you will notice is how well the River Thames is being used and perhaps the River could be more to ease traffic congestion. You hardly ever see any boats on it is so underused. More boats could also ease overcrowding on the tube too. Sure things will be slower but the roads would be safer.