Stop Shutting Streets
With around 40,000,000 vehicles on Great Britain's streets and a 10.4% increase in traffic on major roads from 2009 to 2019 (Source: DfT National Road Traffic Survey), our streets and roads are coming under ever-increasing pressure.
Despite this, the powers that be are reducing road space across the land and we believe is a major misjudgement. Have disabled passengers that require door-to-door transport been considered when an existing road is converted into an empty cycle lane? What about ambulances trying to reach critically ill patients that get caught up in additional traffic backing up from the latest street closure?
There are a lot of unanswered questions here, therefore our request is remarkably simple – ‘Stop Shutting Streets!’
Although this campaign has been setup by the Licensed Private Hire Car Association and Private Hire News magazine, road closures can affect all motorists. They hit those even harder who are trying to earn a living on the streets, like the many brave Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle (PHV) drivers connected to our organisations who have been out on the frontline moving doctors, nurses and many other important people around despite the dangers of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our aim is for ‘Stop Shutting Streets’ to be a unified campaign, shared amongst a coalition of road-users from all backgrounds. Please help spread the message by signing our petition, sharing the campaign on social media using the #StopShuttingStreets hashtag and help make sure the voice of road-users is heard loud and clear.
The Licensed Private Hire Car Association and Private Hire News Magazine