October 10 2016
Licensed Taxi Drivers Association members protested a cycle superhighway route on Saturday after its General Secretary claimed he didn’t oppose cycle routes. The LTDA has protested every major cycle route proposed in London…
The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) has been accused of acting duplicitously by protesting against every major protected cycle route proposed in London, after saying they don’t oppose them.
The London Cycling Campaign (LCC) told road.cc the LTDA is putting its drivers’ convenience over the safety of cyclists and pedestrians by attempting to block cycle and pedestrian improvements designed to protect people from motor traffic, while making “ludicrous” claims about cycle routes.
On Saturday taxi drivers in LTDA-liveried vehicles joined a local residents’ protest against a North London cycle superhighway, CS11, while the LTDA’s campaign against a protected cycle route on Tavistock Place in Central London is ongoing. The LTDA says it wants a “better balance” on those routes and says the LCC is “misrepresenting the LTDA position” on CS11 and Tavistock Place.