London minicab firm wants access to bus lanes during strike
By Kyle Linsay
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 13:00
Kabbee want access to bus lanes
London mincab app launches petition to give minicabs access to bus lanes during strikes
The CEO of Kabbee, London’s home-grown licensed minicab comparison and booking app, has started a petition to give licensed minicabs access to the bus lanes during bus and tube strikes, at the height of industrial action.
After Transport for London’s Managing Director of Surface Transport, Leon Daniels said Kabbee’s request ‘made no sense’, back in June, the man responsible for making minicabs mighty is getting Londoners to get behind the request, by way of a national petition.
Since its launch in June 2011, Kabbee has been downloaded by more than 500,000 Londoners, who use the app to access more than 70 licensed minicab fleets and over 6,000 licensed minicabs. Justin Peters, CEO and Founder of Kabbee comments on the petition:
“Today’s bus strike will cause millions of Londoners problems getting to work, or any other destination, which will have a detrimental knock-on effect on commerce, generally.
“A simple solution that would help keep London moving, is to grant access to London’s licensed minicabs during public transport strikes, but it’s a solution that TfL is just not willing to consider.”
Kabbee is urging Londoners to sign the petition hto keep London moving during public transport strikes. The signed petition will be submitted to Transport for London.
The petition is being launched the day before Addison Lee’s European Court of Justice Judgment on the firm’s request to access London’s bus lanes, which is due on Wednesday 14th January 2015.