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Free Wheeling 1979

United Kingdom Director. Alan Ross

Bicycle sales were soaring in the 1970s. But so was traffic congestion in urban areas, putting off budding riders. This film, sponsored by the Department of Transport and presented by Rita Carter, makes the case for local councils to provide safer cycling routes. Modern cycleways, reserved areas and bus lanes are among the proposed solutions. Today's cyclists might wonder how much has changed...

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Directed by

Alan Ross

Featuring

Rita Carter

Collection

Freewheeling

Released

1979

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

United Motion Pictures

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