London Traffic - Early 1950s?
So I thought it would be interesting to see what the UK looked like in a similar period. What I found on YouTube was this fantastic video, which I think is from the early 1950s (or possibly late 1940s?), showing the sort of traffic mayhem you could expect to experience in riding a bike across Westminster Bridge:
Yikes! That looks like a scary place to ride, despite the apparently light traffic. The contra-flowing trams would have taken me out at the first opportunity, and if they didn’t get me, then the crazy under / over-taking moves by cars and lorries would have mopped me up nicely. Not to mention the presence of horses to be scared and run amok.