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Baker Street Two Way, With Pedestrian Priority Zone, Buses and CyclesOnly Between George and Blandford.

Just when you thought it couldn't get any crazier out there on the streets, just when you though the planners had reached their peak.
WESTMINSTER ANOUNCE THEIR CONSULTATION CLOSES TODAY

Baker Street is all set to be the next target, in a report carried out by the Urban Realm and Transport Study Group it is claimed that Baker Street itself is an uncertain gateway with poor quality materials and interfaces between public and private sectors. It is also claimed that major congestion occurs not with the traffic but on the "Narrow Pavements causing pedestrian congestion" with poor quality crossing points.


Issues
Wide carriageway and disproportionate space given to vehicular traffic
› High traffic speeds and division caused by traffic density
› Narrow footways
› Noise and Pollution
› Inactive frontages along Orchard Street
› Tide marks between new public realm and areas in need of improvement
› Bus routings, space between bus stops and catchments

Perceptions
› Street dominated by vehicle traffic infrastructure
› Busy bus and coach route
› High volumes of taxis
› Poor pedestrian and cycle connectivity
› Mixed public realm quality and lack of continuity
› Lack of trees and green space
› No reason to pass through it
› A long walk to nearest attractions

Problems
› Congested footways
› Under-utilised carriageway space, yet protected as a
strategic through-route
› Barriers to movement and street clutter
› Lack of cycle facilities
› Parking demand on Sundays and pedestrian visibility

Suggested solution
Street tree planting to create a green boulevard, improved wayfinding at key junctions, shared footway parking and loading pads with raised pedestrian crossing and activate corners with possible market stalls. 

Sounds interesting! but how are they to achieve all this extra comfort and space on this busy major thoroughfare?

The report goes on to suggest the introduction of a partial two way traffic scheme, ONE SINGLE LINE IN EACH DIRECTION.


As part of the proposed two-way working proposal and the need to reduce traffic speed and vehicular traffic density along Baker Street, there is an opportunity to invest in the public realm character in the heart of the street with the creation of a pedestrian zone between George and Blandford Street junctions. 



This intervention would introduce traffic calming measures to allow buses and cyclists only to pass through. Potential level surfacing may also be introduced to define a new pedestrian priority zone. Private vehicles wouls be required to turn off Baker Street on approach to this zone, thus reducing traffic speed and density in the middle of hte street



Where do the planners expect the diverted traffic to go?
Also some north bound bus routs would be redirected northbound up Baker Street supposedly alleviating congestion on Gloucester Place.

Summary of Options
Three streetscape options have been explored for Baker Street which would significantly change its characteristics, increasing footway space and improving pedestrian connectivity and amenity.
The short to medium term options would optimise carriageway space to better meet demand and reduce through traffic. Shared space parking and loading areas would reduce potential conflicts with southbound traffic. These options would not require any signalling changes, significant traffic management or major changes in bus operation. Traffic speeds are also expected to fall due to side friction from the reduction in carriageway space and commensurate streetscape and public realm improvements.

Conversion to a two-way option has been considered, with initial assessments having been made concerning traffic management measures, traffic re-assignment calculations and junction capacity assessments.

At this stage, the partial two-way option is the recommended long term traffic management strategy subject to further consideration of the impact on traffic and bus operations. 
A number of key junctions would become over-saturated in a full two-way option and this is not recommended.

Careful consideration has been given to potential synergies and flexibility between the options to allow conversion from one option to another in the future. It would therefore be feasible to implement the one-way option, with its lane reduction, widened pavements particularly to the eastern side of the street and new tree planting, with a view to implementing conversion to two-way operation in the future which would require detailed traffic modelling. In this way Baker Street can achieve a successful rebalancing of use and movement into the future and enhance its distinctive character as one of Central London’s greenest, more pedestrian friendly and better connected landmark streets.


Other major revamps also at the planning stage and include Tottenham Court Road, The Mall, Kingway and Marylebone High Street.












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8 December 2016

TfL...A Declaration Of War Against The Taxi Trade..... By Harry Wall.


According to LCDC twitter feed Leon Daniels and Garret Emerson have both written to City of London supporting the exclusion of black cabs from Bank Junction. 

I consider this another twist of the knife stuck fast in the middle of our backs. There betrayal really has no bounds as this is yet another major thoroughfare vital to our service about to be closed to us and they know it. The more London's choked off to traffic, the more redundant we become. 


Along with the rest of TFL's traffic causing madness, we can only expect more of the same over the coming months so brace yourself.

We need to try and stop this madness and our chance to make a stand comes on 12th January at 5pm with a demonstration called by UCG.

Please attend and treat COL to a professional display of complete opposition to these ridiculous plans, which wouldn't surprise me if a hidden clause had been built in allowing for Geely electric cabs, driven by Uber drivers to use this junction a few years down the line. 


It's also come to my attention that one of our own dropped a fare off at Kings Cross recently and had his bill suspended by TFL for refusing to take a credit card. The trouble is, nothing could be further from the truth. The reality was that the driver had lost signal for some reason so the passenger had to pay with cash, apparently quite happily, having tried in vein to use his card. The driver apologised, the passenger wasn't annoyed and went to get his train.

Unfortunately, a busy CO decided to poke his stupid, no nothing nose in and, having been in the background, warned the driver about refusing a credit card, in spite of his protests.

That's bad enough, but after a few days he received a temporary suspension through the post. He's currently appealing this decision and I'm sure we'd all wish him every success, especially at this time of year.

But this is the sort of intimidation that can't be tolerated any more. When we were subject to the old Carriage Office, the Carriage Officers were proper men, far from perfect and had the odd bastard but this sort of nonsense didn't happen to my knowledge. They were men bent on demanding and upholding high standards from us yet fair at the same time. 

All today's COs do is act and behave like TFL henchmen with no ability to think for themselves, instead they just do as they are told and score points at any opportunity, whilst allowing PH to do as they please.

Try watching them at "work", it's hilarious. Then tell them a minicab's sitting on a cab rank and watch them fall over each other try to get to him first, it simply doesn't happen.

Stories of this nature have become so commonplace lately we've fallen into the trap of acceptance. We've become complacent, almost bored of what's also today's norm. It doesn't have to be this way and, as previously mentioned, January 12th sees the new year in with a demonstration at and regarding Bank Junction. 


But it's not just about Bank, it's about TFL and their obvious intention to eradicate us from London's streets and must be seen as a new initiative for us to save our jobs. Over the last 2 years it's become impossible to be under any illusion that we're being made surplus to requirements, all because of the advent of technology. 

The main argument is that technology can't be in-invented which is true, but all technological breakthroughs don't have to be embraced, especially if it's at the expense of an entire industry. The only people who insist they are embraced are those who benefit financially regardless of the cost or expense, even though thousands of lives could be ruined.

It's all about money, and in reality it's our money they're stealing and TFL and Sadiq Khan are solely responsible for every cab driver leaving the trade, suffering from depression and/or God forbid, committing suicide because they've facilitated and paved the way for corporate success over our families, wives and kids futures.

Add to that there has been no help or recognition of cab drivers being in such a state, it's crystal clear to me that irrespective of what action we take to try and reason with these rats any effort will be wasted. 

That being the case, all bets are off. No more proper channels, no more procedure and absolutely no respect given to these dogs anymore. Being walked over must be a thing of the past, a stand must be made and no apologies given for it. All orgs must be made to defend our trade and future as they promised with consequences paid by those who fail. Any member of any org has the right to demand action on his behalf and if none is forthcoming that member should change orgs immediately, only then will the chairmen of those orgs realise their days of inaction are over.

It's your org, you decide.
We earned the right to our living.
We didn't lose it, it was taken from us in a pre-planned, coordinated, government backed corporate hostile takeover.

I'm saying next year WE take it back, where it belongs!!
We earned the right to it.
Don't sit and watch other people fight for you, fight as one solid force.

If we lose, then we lose with pride knowing we fought for our right to the livelihood we're entitled to.

Please think before you give up.
It really is worth the fight.

Be lucky.

Harry Wall.

Taxi Leaks Editorial Comment : 
In addition to the UCG action at the Bank Junction, the Independent Taxi Alliance (ITA) have announce a five day mass ply for hire on the same lines of the action called at St Pancras. 

This action begins 3pm - 7pm Monday 16th to Friday 20th January 2017



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7 December 2016

petition....Stop Taxi's being allowed to work in areas they aren't licensed in.

Stop Taxi's being allowed to work in areas they aren't licensed in.


The Government has allowed Taxis to work cross boarders. This loophole has to be revoked. 
It is putting customers at risk and depriving them of locally trained and vetted drivers. 
The local Taxi Licensing has no authority over out of town drivers meaning they do what they want with impunity.

So far, over 8,000 signatures. Let's try and get this total up to 10,000 before Christmas. 

Please sign this petition 

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New York Taxis Are Still Dominating Uber, By Giving Better service And Completing Twice As Many Rides.

Watch out Uber: New York City’s iconic yellow cabs are still thriving. And they're fighting back!

According to a report by Morgan Stanley, there were 11.1 million taxi trips in April, compared with 4.7 million Uber trips. Rival ride-hailing company Lyft provided about 750,000 trips during the month.

Those 11.1 million taxi rides represent a 9% drop from a year earlier, however, as Uber’s rose 121%. Taxi drivers gave twice as many rides per week as Uber drivers with 91 vs. 44 respectively, according to the research.

      Yellow cabbies saving grace....ARRO

   Being introduced in London by CMT, 2017 

Via, the carpooling app that uses SUVs to shuttle up to five different passengers around the city, gave 450,000 rides in April, with each driver completing an average of 108 trips per week. 

   Via ride share, knocking UberPool off the market 

However, similar to UberPool and LyftLine, Via picks up as many as five people per ride, each counting technically as an individual trip.

Uber has long been at odds with New York City. 

In 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio attempted to cap the company’s explosive growth citing worse Manhattan traffic. The proposed legislation would have crippled Uber in the city, causing long wait times as demand from customers would outweigh the supply of drivers.

De Blasio commission a $2 million study last summer in attempt to prove the ride sharing company was worsening Manhattan street traffic, as a means to help get the legislation passed. But the study’s results were in Uber’s favor: They showed ride-hailing services haven’t significantly contributed to traffic, marking a major win for Uber.

Uber has also had problems with drivers in New York and San Francisco who protested wages back in February related to the company’s 15% fare cuts. 

In early June, a group representing 5,000 Uber drivers in New York City filed a lawsuit accusing the company of depriving then of various employment protections by misclassifying them as independent contractors, Fortune reported. The proposed class action is the latest to claim that Uber drivers should be considered employees entitled to minimum wage, overtime pay, and reimbursements for expenses.

Source: Fortune



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MILTON KEYNES TAXI CHECKS

Spot checks on city taxis revealed more than half the vehicles had defects so serious that they were not fit to be on the road, the Citizen can reveal.

The faults found included defective tyres, dodgy lights, leaking oil and even a loose passenger door.

The checks, carried out by police and council licensing officers last Wednesday, went under the code name of Operation Charlie.

Some 26 private hire vehicles and Hackney carriages were stopped as they drove about the roads of Milton Keynes.

Fourteen had a full mechanical examination at the council’s testing centre – and serious defects were found on all of them.

“They were immediately suspended from being used as private hire vehicles until the defects were rectified,” said a council spokesman.

One cab, licensed by South Northants District Council but driving in MK, was found to have 10 separate defects.

The council said the aim of the operation was to “proactively tackle” vehicle defects found among taxis in the city.

But it seems even police were surprised at the sheer volume of faults uncovered.

PS Simon Hills from the Roads Policing Unit said: “We are disappointed that the majority of private hire vehicles were carrying defects so serious the vehicles were suspended from being used in the private hire trade.

“It is vital that people have absolute confidence in the safety of private hire vehicles and Hackney taxis.”

Councillor Catriona Morris is chairman of the council’s Regulatory and Licensing Committees.

She said: “These routine council operations, in partnership with Thames Valley Police, are to ensure the safety of residents and visitors to Milton Keynes.”


Read more: http://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/local/taxi-spot-check-in-milton-keynes-found-majority-had-defects-1-7197492#ixzz3zf5ZeWBv

 

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11:25 AM on 05/02/2016

I wouldnt doubt it, if they were sharing and giving their cab to their un-licensed family members or friends to go out and earn and sit on the ranks

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11:45 AM on 04/02/2016

Might be worth checking the paperwork of some of the drivers to see if they are eligible to be here.


Read more: http://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/local/taxi-spot-check-in-milton-keynes-found-majority-had-defects-1-7197492#ixzz3zf5izDGT

 

 

MILTON KEYNES CITY TAXIS SAFETY SPOT CHECK FAILURES

Taxi spot check in Milton Keynes found ‘majority’ had defects

10:55Thursday 04 February 2016

Spot checks on city taxis revealed more than half the vehicles had defects so serious that they were not fit to be on the road, the Citizen can reveal.

The faults found included defective tyres, dodgy lights, leaking oil and even a loose passenger door.

The checks, carried out by police and council licensing officers last Wednesday, went under the code name of Operation Charlie.

Some 26 private hire vehicles and Hackney carriages were stopped as they drove about the roads of Milton Keynes.

Fourteen had a full mechanical examination at the council’s testing centre – and serious defects were found on all of them.

“They were immediately suspended from being used as private hire vehicles until the defects were rectified,” said a council spokesman.

One cab, licensed by South Northants District Council but driving in MK, was found to have 10 separate defects.

The council said the aim of the operation was to “proactively tackle” vehicle defects found among taxis in the city.

But it seems even police were surprised at the sheer volume of faults uncovered.

PS Simon Hills from the Roads Policing Unit said: “We are disappointed that the majority of private hire vehicles were carrying defects so serious the vehicles were suspended from being used in the private hire trade.

“It is vital that people have absolute confidence in the safety of private hire vehicles and Hackney taxis.”

Councillor Catriona Morris is chairman of the council’s Regulatory and Licensing Committees.

She said: “These routine council operations, in partnership with Thames Valley Police, are to ensure the safety of residents and visitors to Milton Keynes.”


Read more: http://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/local/taxi-spot-check-in-milton-keynes-found-majority-had-defects-1-7197492#ixzz3zf7HNpWU

 

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I wouldnt doubt it, if they were sharing and giving their cab to their un-licensed family members or friends to go out and earn and sit on the ranks

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11:45 AM on 04/02/2016

Might be worth checking the paperwork of some of the drivers to see if they are eligible to be here.


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