Thursday, November 13, 2003
Anybody looking for a taxi in Swansea at 10am this morning wouldn't have had to look far. I arrived at County Hall at about 10.15am for a meeting only to find every black cab in the City lined up along the kerbs of all the access roads. It was a fairly spectacular sight and my snatched photograph with a pocket digital camera cannot even begin to do it justice. The Taxi drivers were lined up outside the entrance bearing placards demanding "No Doblo". This turned out to be a type of taxi which is cheap, readily available and wheelchair accessible. The Taxi Driver's Association however, believe that they are dangerous and that they will produce more competition in an unregulated market, thus undermining their livelihood. The Council deferred the item for further discussions.