Bournemouth Borough Council have been locking out taxi drivers from the town centre where the night clubs are based. This means that the public have to walk to the top of Old Christchurch Road in order to get a taxi.
The Council have not considered the safety of single women walking to the taxis, the needs of the disabled, residents living in the area who also need taxis and sometimes have luggage and the inconvenience to the public when the weather is bad.
Also drivers cannot drop the public near to the venue they wish to attend, nor can they take the cheapest routes around town.The taxi drivers were not consulted properly over this misconceived idea and we would like your help in opposing its implementation by signing our petition called "Bring down the barriers."
We call on Bournemouth Borough Council to allow taxi drivers to have full access to Old Christchurch Road and adjoining roads at night.
Moreover, we call on the Council to enforce restrictions of private parking and use of these roads at night to allow public transport to move freely unhindered by obstructions.
The Bring down the barriers petition to Bournemouth Borough Council was written by Taxi Drivers and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.