June 28, 2017

Mytaxi calls on the City of London Corporation to rethink the Bank junction closure over disruption concerns

MyTaxi driver in Rome
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The boss of e-hailing taxi app Mytaxi has written to the City of London Corporation calling for today’s closure of Bank junction to be reassessed amid concern over the disruption it will cause.

In the letter, seen by City A.M., Mytaxi general manager Andy Jones calls for a regular review of the trial period, which will mean the closure of Bank junction to vehicles for up to 18 months in an effort to improve safety in the area.

Mytaxi, recently rebranded after Daimler oversaw a merger of its Mytaxi subsidiary and Hailo in July last year , has offered to be part of the consultation process. It wants to use its bank of data to monitor the effect of the closure at Bank. Mytaxi said it will review pick up and drop off activity, as well as the average speed of traffic in the area.

The firm also wants a commitment from the City of London to shorten the trial at Bank if the impact is “substantially detrimental” to the ability of […]

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