Attempts to make the capital more amenable for cycling have been underway for more than three decades

This article titled “Riding London in the 1980s” was written by Dave Hill, for theguardian.com on Sunday 31st July 2016 21.33 UTC

New, high-profile events like Ride London and the intense debates about street infrastructure of recent years could leave an impression that efforts to make the capital more of a cycling city didn’t really begin until Boris Johnson became mayor. But the promotional film above, held in the City of London’s London Metropolitan Archives, shows that London-wide government was pursuing the same goal more than 30 years ago.

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