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Sep 09

Mayors Unlawful Air Quality Strategy

C.A.B- CABBIES AGAINST BORIS- PRESS RELEASE-UPDATE

A London Taxi ‘Go Slow’ will take place at 2pm, on Tuesday 9th September to protest against the Mayor of London’s improper and unlawful Taxi Age Limit.

The Mayor will appear before the Environmental Audit Committee on Wednesday this week to explain why his air quality strategies have failed, which includes the London Taxi Age Limit.

Scientific testing has shown that the new taxis create more pollution than the older taxis which the Mayor has needlessly scrapped, at great expense to taxi drivers.

Drivers are the worst affected by the toxic pollution in London and the Mayor has not implemented a single effective strategy to reduce emissions.

Support is confirmed by the London Cab Drivers Club, the United Cabbies Group and the RMT so it is hoped that members of all trade groups will be making their voices heard on Tuesday.

http://taxileaks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/cab-cabbies-against-boris-press-release_6.htm

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11455594.London_taxi_drivers_to__go_slow__in_Boris_Johnson_protest/

London taxi drivers to ‘go slow’ in Boris Johnson protest

London taxi drivers to 'go slow' in Boris Johnson protest

London taxi drivers to ‘go slow’ in Boris Johnson protest

First published Friday 5 September 2014 in Newsby Sofia Sims

London taxi drivers plan to bring the capital to a halt next week in a ‘go slow’ protest over an unpopular pollution measure.

They are protesting against the Taxi Age Limit, implemented by Mayor of LondonBoris Johnson to tackle pollution levels by scrapping older taxis.

The Mayor is due to appear before the Environmental Audit Committee on September 10 to explain why he implemented the limit.

In 2013, research carried out by the Environmental Research Group tested 10,000 taxis, confirming that the new vehicles were contributing more to pollution than the older ones that had been scrapped.

Cabbies Against Boris urge drivers of other trade organisations to support the protest, by ‘going slow’ in central London at 2pm next Tuesday.

The group said: “Why has the mayor needlessly scrapped 3,000 taxis and why does he continue with this improper policy of scrapping taxis which are cleaner than the new taxis?’’

Saturday, September 06, 2014

 

http://taxileaks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/cab-cabbies-against-boris-press-release_4.html

 

C.A.B – Cabbies Against Boris PRESS RELEASE

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The London Taxi trade has been subjected to many improper decisions by the Mayor and TFL.

 

The London Taxi Age Limit is improper and unlawful, and deliberately causes financial hardship to taxi drivers, who are the group of workers most badly affected by toxic pollution.

 

The Mayor has failed in his Duty of Care to protect the Public and urgent action needs to be taken.

 

The Mayor is due to appear before the Environmental Audit Committee on Wednesday 10th September and should be required to explain why he has implemented the London Taxi Age limit which will not reduce pollution as proven by scientific evidence.

 

London Taxi Protests will take place before the Inquiry in the hope that this point is not overlooked.

 

Drivers will stage a ‘Go Slow’ in Central London at 2pm on Tuesday 9th September , the day before the Air Quality Inquiry hearing.

 

C.A.B  hope that drivers from all trade organisations will support the protest.

 

The Committee is urged to ask The Mayor;

‘’The Mayor of London acknowledged in a written report to the Environmental Audit Committee in 2011 that the new Euro Emissions standards were not delivering reductions in pollution.

 

He said:

‘’A Euro 5 car, for example, emits around five times as much direct NO2 as a fifteen year old car. ‘’

The Mayor was asked on many occasions by London Assembly Members to at least conduct testing to prove that scrapping taxis would reduce emissions. He point blank refused to conduct a single test

In 2013 Defra released a report after the Environmental Research Group tested 10,000 taxis which confirmed that the new taxis were creating more pollution than those that had been scrapped.

Emissions reduction of PM could have been achieved by use of Clean Diesel, an Engine Clean Up Process, or retrofitting Diesel Particulate Filters.

Why has the Mayor needlessly scrapped 3000 taxis and why does he continue with this improper policy of scrapping taxis which are cleaner than the new taxis?’’

For further info see the links

http://taxileaks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/shock-result-air-pollution-highest-in.html

http://taxileaks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/the-unlawful-and-improper-london-taxi.html

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