The Mayfair Mob (MM) have been working extremely hard in the background since the implementation of the Cycle Super Highway (CSH) route last year.
For those who are unaware, Camden Council implemented a CSH scheme under an Experimental Traffic Order (ETO) last year in the Bloomsbury area and are planning a consultation, probably in September to make these changes permanent.
As part of the public transport network you wouldn't have to look far to find a London Taxi driver who has not been affected by the congestion caused by this scheme, especially around Russell Sq and High Holborn.
The Mayfair Mob have engaged with representatives from the Imperial Hotel Group (most notably SCP Transportation Planning) for many months to help find a solution which suits all forms of traffic in the area.
Whilst we fully understand the importance of CSH schemes it should not be to the detriment of businesses and residents in the area.
Imperial Group have liaised with not only ourselves but resident groups, other businesses and the emergency services to come up with an alternative proposal which ultimately should reduce the congestion in the area and still give cyclists a safe way to travel.
Imperial Group are to hold an exhibition in mid July to showcase these proposals to which drivers are welcome to attend and give their views. Details of place and time are at the end of this article. There will also be an opportunity to give your views online. How to do this will be published through the various MM Twitter pages in the near future.
It is hoped that Camden will include this proposal into the permanent consultation in September as their main choice, bringing a solution that suits all traffic in the area.
The UCG and the RMT have both been updated with the new proposals and are both backing the new scheme 100%. All other trade bodies are invited to contact me via DM and I will happily update them in advance of the exhibition is they require. MM are certain that once the other trade bodies have been updated they will support these proposals going forward.
This new scheme is a real step forward for the taxi trade and will help reduce congestion and pollution whilst keeping cyclists moving and safe.
MM would like to say a big thank you to the Imperial group for all their hard work on this project.
MM - WORKING SOLUTIONS FOR THE TRADE.
The exhibition will take place on -
Thursday14th July 19.30 - 21.30
Saturday 16th July 10.30 -16.00
Mary Ward House
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