Taxi drivers to be urged to switch off engines at Waterloo » National Taxi Association

Taxi drivers to be urged to switch off engines at Waterloo » National Taxi Association

Lambeth Council is to recruit an officer to urge taxi drivers at Waterloo Station to switch off their engines whilst waiting for fares on the rank. News of the year-long trial project to tackle engine idling at five locations in Lambeth – including Waterloo Station – came in a response to a question tabled by Lambeth’s sole Green Party councillor Scott Ainslie. Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite, cabinet member for environment and sustainability, said: “We are committed to improving air quality in Lambeth. Idling must be seen in the context as one of a number of issues which contributes to air pollution in the borough – and we are therefore taking steps to reduce it through a trial intervention. “Environmental Services will shortly begin a trial project designed to reduce engine idling and to assess how targeted interventions can change drivers’ behaviour. “Officers will then produc...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=9022

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