Lonely Planet Writer

London council threatens rickshaw driver ban

A London council has announced plans to ban rickshaw drivers, just days after a Dutch man was charged £600 for a half-hour trip to Selfridges.

A rickshaw amongst London traffic.
London rickshaw. Image by Gideon / CC BY 2.0

Camden Council wants to introduce a public space protection order to prohibit the vehicles. It would affect large parts of the West End . The vehicles have been linked to high charges and aggressive touting for trade. Earlier this year, another rickshaw driver asked for £206 for a one mile journey along Oxford St, saying ‘I work my legs hard, I look good and I play good music – you have to pay a lot if you want that kind of luxury.’ Camden will be consulting over the order until 15 February. Read more: standard.co.uk