How Would You Get Around Your City With No Gasoline? by @markbikeslondon

This photo was taken in Oregon, USA, in 1974 when the energy crisis meant that petrol stations were only allocated so much fuel to sell each day. This station has shut up for the day having sold its reserve, and in the background a local is finding an alternative way of getting around. The fuel crisis led to a renaissance for the bicycle, as we explored previously in this post about children "forced" to cycle to school. There had been hopes the renaissance would be long-lived, but when the oil started flowing again and the streets filled with cars the bicycle boom was quickly over. Today's image comes from the US National Archives' contribution to The Commons on Flickr. Whatever your cycling plans this weekend, be sure never to miss another post from ibikelondon again! You can join the conversation on Twitter or follow our Facebook page . Happy cycling!

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