Monday, July 04, 2016


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.


The exhibition will take place on -

Thursday14th July 19.30 - 21.30
Saturday 16th July 10.30 -16.00

Emmerson Room
Mary Ward House
Tavistock Place 
WC1H 9SN. 

Want to know how the locals feel about Camden's temporary system: 

Click Links


Pat pat said...

They should always consult london taxi drivers before any road works or schemes are started, who else is better placed than a #London taxi driver to advise on traffic situation And congestion hotspots?

Anonymous said...

MM and DDD have done more for the trade in just one year than the UTG did in the last 20 years

Anonymous said...

emankment next

Anonymous said...

It's not a CSH, it's not a CSH scheme, it's not a CSH route.

Anonymous said...

Its part of the cycle network which links to the CSH so in effect they all become one big CSH.

Happy John said...

Doesn't matter what you call it
It's badly planned and killing Londoners through the gridlock it creates

Jim Thomas said...

No politics, no stand down pay, the Mayfair Mob just get on and do what they can.
No fuss, no photo opotunities no usurping others kudos.

The Mayfair mob, a collection of drivers from all the orgs.
If they can work to get her and get results, why can't the orgs and unions.

Anonymous said...

Great Work MM .. A True & sincere group that only have the trades interest at heart..👏👏👏 Well Done & take note other taxi orgs .. This is what the trade needs more of, positive action that helps the public & us..
Well Done Again 👏👏👏👏

Anonymous said...

The Mayfairmob an exceptional group of drivers that have achieved so much in so little time they have got new ranks issued other ranks extended and changed the attitude of the industry these guys are supported as I understand from drivers of all orgs they are the new vioice of the trade long may it live on as the old voice of certain orgs was getting us nowhere and the trade was in decline these guys have come along and invigorated everybody and put the old school to shame !!!

Anonymous said...

It's great to see a collective of like minded drivers who are not interested in who gets the result as long as a positive outcome for this trade is achieved. Just wish more of London's finest had the same attitude. Well done to the MM and long may they continue.

Anonymous said...

Once again the mm have shown the orgs how it's done, well done those gents and ladies

Alex Galpin said...

A great initiative from a dedicated group of people who want no thanks for what they do. Well done and keep up the excellent work

Anonymous said...

Great work guys and gals. It's great to be part of a positive movement in our belief Ed trade. Let's hope this is part of the start of a unification of the organisation and unions who represent us all.

Robert Oddy said...

I'm sure not everyone appreciates the 'cross org' make up of this voluntary drivers' collective but it seems to be their greatest strength.
They try try to offer and create solutions, not just criticism.
Keep it up.
I certainly 'give it 10' on passing ranks.