Over the bicycle blogs, there's a lot of anti-taxi rhetoric. Well, that probably goes back centuries, since the first important people -our ancestors- rode horses and so differentiated themselves from you, the little people.
But if you spend time talking to anyone who worked as a taxi driver, you realise life is hard. One of their big fears is will the passengers do a runner, and if they do, will they just run or try and rob you in the process. Nobody likes picking up passengers to some parts of the city at night. It's the Bristol equivalent of London's "I aint goin souf of the river".
Except for one company. Yellow Cab of Bedminster aren't scared of South Bristol; they will take you wherever they want to go.
Even better they will pick you up from where you want to be picked up from. And on a Saturday, that means Bedminster.
Here DN05KFD is awaiting any passengers on the corner of Boot Lane and East Street.
For those people who can't cross the Boot Lane, their colleague in BD53MYX will pick you up.
Now, some people worry who is not capable of crossing the road, but Boot Lane is the home to the local RNIB branch, whose issues with Pavement Cycling have been covered by both us and the Evening Post before.
Down Boot Lane itself, KR08YJK not only helps keep the pavements clear of bicycles, they ensure that those people whose eyesight problems prevent them from driving their own cars, will be able to enjoy the convenience of having their own vehicle on the pavement just where they need it.
(One of the taxi people was a bit upset about the cars being photographed, but to respect their privacy we didn't include photos of them. We would encourage others to keep an eye on this area to see that Yellow Cabs are providing taxis for shoppers and visitors to the RNIB offices on a regular basis, so they get more used to such activities).
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Yellow Cab Taxis: transport for South Bristol
Posted by Bristol Traffic at 07:04
Labels: bedminster, boot-lane, corner-parking, cornerish-parking, double-yellow-lines, east-street, evening-post, paveparking, taxi
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"the first important people -our ancestors- rode horses and so differentiated themselves from you, the little people."
And even better, in old Japan, the mighty Samurai could behead any passing serf who did not bow sufficiently low as his betters passed by.
This ensured efficient selective breeding of ever more co-operative menials, the beneficial results of which we still enjoy today.
As Professor Farnsworth always says: "Good news everybody!"
This is just the sort of thing Britain so badly needs today.
We like your thinking here. Beheading pedestrians who do not bow low enough. Yes, we like that a lot.
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