MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Residents in central London and in particular the West End experience on a daily basis noise nuisance, anti-social behaviour and in some instances illicit activity like drug dealing. However, there is currently no licensing scheme in place for pedicabs and pedicab drivers. What steps can you take to help bring about a licensing scheme; and will you do so?


Answer for Pedicabs

Answer for Pedicabs

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As I set out in my Taxi and Private Hire Action Plan, the introduction of legislation in London is urgently required to bring pedicabs within TfL regulatory framework so they are subject to its licensing standards.

Being able to control, regulate and ban unsafe pedicabs is essential for public safety and for dealing with the significant congestion they cause, especially in the West End.

In 2016 the Government announced that it would bring forward new legislation to bring pedicabs within TfL's regulatory framework. I will continue to press it to fulfil its commitment.

In the meantime, TfL will continue to provide funding and support to the police, who undertake regular operations throughout the West End to tackle dangerous and antisocial behaviour from pedicabs that cause a nuisance.