Andrew Gilligan

Pedicabs and Andrew Gilligan at the Assembly

05 December 2017

Around 650 pedicabs work the streets of London[1] but because they are unlicensed, it is hard to be exact on numbers.[2]  In recent times, there have been concerns about pedicab operations, related to anti-social behaviour, traffic congestion and over-charging of passengers.

Tomorrow, the London Assembly Transport Committee will look at the benefits and risks associated with pedicabs, explore options to eliminate risks and consider how TfL and partner organisations can effectively manage or regulate them. The guests are:

FIRST PANEL – 10.00 am to approx. 11.30 am

  • Sean Conroy, Senior Policing and Partnerships Manager, TfL
  • Kevin Goad, Head of Highways and Public Realm, Westminster City Council
  • Ros Morgan, Chief Executive, Heart of London Business Alliance
  • Chris Smallwood, Spokesperson, London Pedicab Operators Association
  • Michael Faye, Pedicab Rider, London Rickshaws

Following the pedicab session, the committee will question the former Mayor’s Cycling Commissioner on his experience leading cycling projects at City Hall and views of the new administration’s performance to date.

The Transport Committee is investigating London’s cycling infrastructure.  The guest from approx. 11.30 am is:

  • Andrew Gilligan, former Mayor’s Cycling Commissioner

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 6 December from 10:00am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend

The meeting can also be viewed LIVE via webcast or   YouTube

Follow us @LondonAssembly and take part in the meeting discussion using #AssemblyTransport #Pedicabs #Cycling

@london.assembly

 

Notes to editors

  1. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/university-student-unveils-designs-for-21st-century-rickshaws-to-ease-londons-most-congested-streets-a2952221.html
  2. http://content.tfl.gov.uk/Item06-STP-3-July-2012-Attain-Additional-Data-Collisions-Involving-Pedicabs.pdf
  3. Agenda Papers
  4. Keith Prince AM, Chairman of the Transport Committee, is available for interview – see contact details below.
  5. London Assembly Transport Committee.
  6. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officerNon-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.

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