• Home /
  • News / A "much greater level of control" needed over rickshaws in London

A "much greater level of control" needed over rickshaws in London

Commenting on reports that Boris Johnson is planning a rickshaw ban in London, Labour’s London Assembly Transport Spokesperson Val Shawcross AM said:

“We do need to take action on rickshaws operating in London. We know that pedicabs can cause safety problems for pedestrians and other road users and we know that many are operating as private hire vehicles.

“A blanket ban is a step too far. What is need is a much greater level of control, with just a limited number of licences given to operate for tourists in a small number of safe locations. If Londoners want to use them for their personal use that is their choice, but let’s be clear that rickshaws should not be operating as taxis.

“We’ve been calling for action on rickshaws for years now, so it’s a little bizarre that the Mayor is only just waking up to the issue.”

Do you like this post?


Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.

The Labour Party will place cookies on your computer to help us make this website better.

Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site.

To find out more about these cookies, see our privacy notice. Use of this site confirms your acceptance of these cookies.