MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Question By: 
Brian Coleman
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will the Mayor work with TfL and the boroughs to seek a complete ban on pedicabs, which make London appear like a third world city and which are dangerous with the drivers often in the country illegally and uninsured?


Answer for Pedicabs

Answer for Pedicabs

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I do not at present have any powers over pedicabs, nor am I seeking a complete ban. I can however confirm that TfL's Public Carriage Office is working with Westminster City Council to explore potential licensing or voluntary registration regimes. TfL is also awaiting a declaration from the Courts to clarify whether pedicabs should be classified as hackney carriages, and thereby come within the Public Carriage Offices regulatory powers.