25 Oct '12, 8am

End of the road for London’s latest Black Cab? Via @CabbieBlog

As you know, I am not a fan of the London black cab nor do I believe that the survey you keep quoting gives a correct view of the majority of London cab customers though it might represent the over-optimistic and romantic mood of foreign visitors going through their phase of “loving everything about London”. I won’t rehearse yet again what I think is wrong with black cabs, just say I find them uncomfortable and inconvenient to a degree. You call the black cab “iconic”. That is the same as saying that the manufacturer has a monopoly and monopolies are always bad because they disallow the improvements that come with competition and they encourage shoddy quality.. Let the faults you quote stand witness to that. I have travelled in cabs in London, in other British cities and in France and Spain. In those other cities, I have sat in comfortable, quiet and efficient limousines. ...

Full article: http://www.cabbieblog.com/blog/2012/10/23/end-of-the-road/

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