London’s 25,000 back cab drivers should be allowed to use the “Zil lanes” reserved for official Olympic traffic, Ken Livingstone said today.
Labour’s mayoral candidate called on Mayor Boris Johnson to reconsider the ban on cabbies using the priority lanes which form a third of the
106-mile 2012 Olympic network.
Mr Livingstone, who will go head-to-head with Mr Johnson in the election six weeks before the Games, said the Tory Mayor “should act now to avoid months of gridlock and millions in lost revenue next summer”.
Taxi drivers have asked the mayor for permission to charge 20 per cent extra for working during the Games.
Taken from the evening standard online 16/11/11