Statement on rickshaws

Date: 
Thu, 23/07/2015

A video has emerged online that shows a person charging a family of tourists over £200 for a ride from Oxford Street to Marble Arch, please see below for a statement from Westminster City Council.

Cllr Richard Beddoe, Westminster City Council’s cabinet member for city management, said: "We are truly shocked at the audacity shown in this video. We have long argued for greater regulation and licensing on rickshaws, not only to avoid clear rip offs like this, but to reduce congestion and improve safety on our streets."

"All too often we see rickshaws riding onto pavements through crowds of pedestrians or blocking off major roads like Regent Street. It has to stop and the Government has to act to give London more power to regulate this trade."

 


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