The Role of Taxis in Improving Accessibility
J Baker, C Hardwick, Mott MacDonald, UK
The number of licensed taxis in England and Wales has increased significantly (by about 40% in London since 1985, and by 100% in the rest of England and Wales). The average number of trips made by taxi and Private Hire Vehicle (PHV) made in the late 1990?s was three times higher than in the mid-1970?s, and three times as many of those trips were made by people living in households without access to a car, (more by women than men). For people in low-income households, taxis provide a key method by which they access food shops and taxis provide a vital means of transport for the disabled.
Association for European Transport