06 Jan '16, 5pm

Uber causing traffic problems, BBC report:-

Congestion on London’s roads is reaching record levels, partly because of the huge increase in private taxi drivers working for firms such as Uber, it was claimed today. Motorists are spending an average of 250 hours — more than 24 days — a year stuck in traffic, with more delivery vans and roadworks also blamed. The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association said the “triple whammy” was causing “unsustainable” congestion which, if left unchecked, could damage the capital’s economy. In the latest salvo in its battle against Uber, it claimed extra congestion was costing London £5.4 billion a year. Steve McNamara, of the LTDA, said: “London is becoming more and more congested and it is high time that the Government and Transport for London take action to address this. The Government giving TfL the power to cap the number of private hire vehicles on our street is the simplest way to d...

Full article: http://www.ltda.co.uk/campaigns/2016/01/traffic-in-london...

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