The United Cabbies Group have had a series of meetings with LOCOG/ODA & TfL to discuss the Taxi trade’s exclusion from the Olympic Games Lanes.
We posed a number of questions to the Olympic Games organisers and from the answers we have received it is clearly evident that the London Taxi trade does not feature in their transport plans.
We believe that our exclusion from the Games lanes is unfair, unjust, discriminates against both us and mobility impaired passengers, and prevents us from carrying out our duties as Taxi drivers.
We will shortly be issuing a full report containing all of the answers we have received and we will be balloting our members on whether to take action.
We would like to appeal to all Taxi drivers regardless of which trade organisation you are in to support any action that may be called.