Demand for taxi services

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3566
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Is there a direct relationship between the demand for black taxis and the demand for private hire vehicles? Has Transport for London carried out any research in this area?

Answer

Answer for Demand for taxi services

Answer for Demand for taxi services

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has commissioned new research looking at supply, demand and market sizes for taxis and private hire vehicles in London. This research has different strands of activity including drivers keeping a record of the trips they undertake, on-street counts of taxis at various locations, mystery traveller surveys and interviews with members of the public.