Replacing Old Black Cabs

Meeting: 
MQT on 2010-07-14
Session date: 
July 14, 2010
Reference: 
2010/2489
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Your draft air quality strategy proposes an upper age limit for black cabs of 15 years. As the average age of a black cab is only 7.5 years anyway, this seems a high limit. Given the detrimental health effects of the pollution caused by older taxis, why aren't you setting a lower age limit?

Answer

Answer for Replacing Old Black Cabs

Answer for Replacing Old Black Cabs

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are a range of proposals in my draft air quality strategy relating to taxis including proposals that from 2012 no licence will be issued for a taxi over 15 years old moving to ten years from 2015. Once the Air Quality Strategy consultation closes in August 2010, I will look at all the responses to the proposals and make a final decision as to what, if any, age limits should be imposed on licensed taxis.