While the waves caused by Uber arriving in London have rightly shaken black cab drivers from their false sense of security, plans to pedestrianise parts of the West End will be damaging.
Sadiq Khan’s intervention in the London cab market is seen as a boost for black cabs but there are still lessons to be learned from Uber and others, says Smart Design’s Nathaniel Giraitis.
Operators from London’s taxi industry have come together for a plan that looks to revolutionise the city’s black cab, making them faster, smarter and greener, and they’re calling on Boris Johnson’s replacement to support the cause.
An impromptu meeting with London mayor Boris Johnson has led to a growth drive at taxi group Eyetease, as founder and CEO Richard Corbett explained to us.
In his latest endeavour to champion London's traditional taxis, comedian Russell Brand met up with black cab driver Courtney Connell to find out how he thought Uber was failing to put money back into the economy.
The 24-hour tube strike has caused misery for commuters trying to find alternative routes into work, along with heaving buses and trains. While most have been having difficulty, taxi firm Uber has been reaping the rewards.