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Nottingham: Cycle City

Can Nottingham become another Amsterdam? A visit to the city where cyclists and pedestrians are living in harmony.

Non-Fiction 1973 6 mins

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Town planning throughout the 1960s gave priority to the motorist but in Nottingham in 1973 (the year of a global energy crisis) the tide was beginning to turn in favour of other road users. Alderman Eric Foster, the city's Lord Mayor, gets on his bike to launch a scheme in which riders in Nottingham will be able to use the new city centre pedestrian streets.