More of London seems to be cycling, running and walking to work at the moment as those pesky tube workers go on strike.
But they're not doing with the panache that they did 52 years ago.
This superb footage, from the British Pathé archives, shows one man jogging to work wearing a vest and bowler hat, reading the newspaper.
Another commuter fashioned a pair of roller skates.
The roads were at gridlock, the voiceover reveals, while 90% of commuters managed to arrive late for work - some not making it in until lunchtime.
Back in the 21st century, the RMT and TSSA unions will end their 48-hour walkout at 9pm tonight and officials will meet LU tomorrow to try to resolve the row.