Air quality and taxis (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3210
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you agree to more environmentally friendly alternatives to the TX4 being licensed on a one-year trial basis as long as they meet all the essentials of the black cab except the turning circle?

Answer

Answer for Air quality and taxis (1)

Answer for Air quality and taxis (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am happy to consider any serious proposals that will encourage the development of more environmentally friendly vehicles entering the London taxi market.

As you indicate the current Conditions of Fitness (CoF) has a stringent turning circle requirement. Following a recent High Court Judgment against Liverpool City Council related to this matter, TfL is now considering if a review of the Conditions of Fitness in London is required. TfL expect to formally announce the next steps in the process by the end of this year.