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A ride over Westminster bridge 1930's

Old 08-24-10, 11:35 AM
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A ride over Westminster bridge 1930's

Route remains intact, minus the tram lines, horse & carts!

A cyclist battles with traffic over Westminster Bridge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui63-Zjbcvo

I've got the right bike but need a time machine to join him!

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Old 08-24-10, 11:47 AM
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I like how he makes a quick little jerk on the handlebars to get across the streetcar tracks.
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That's so cool.....and no one was run over! With the double tracks for street cars, trucks, horses and pedestrians it sure makes our city streets seem relativley tame doesn't it?
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Looks rather similar to India today only much less dense - traffic is more about reacting than about rigid rules.
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How beautiful the commute is when trucks and buses roughly average the speed of your bike. I think the video seems so real and at the same time ethereal because it captures that. Those times when the traffic matches you and you are in the flow of the city, the trucks and buses surging and receding, ...

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Thanks for a great link. I love the way the cyclist keeps disappearing and then reappearing--makes it very interesting visually.
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Really wonderful little film--thanks for posting!
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P.S. Reminds me of scenes from "The Bicycle Thieves" which I started watching with my kid the other night--had to stop, too sad--beautiful shots of post-war Roman street life and that same effortless integration of cars, trams, pedestrians, and many, many bicycles.
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