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London taxi firm feels wrath of cyclists

3 years agoNews : Storyful

The chairman of London cab firm Addison Lee got more than he bargained for when his opinion piece in a magazine, blaming “beginner” cyclists for road accidents, went viral among cyclists. London, which is infamous for its congested roads, has seen a surge in bicycles as a form of transport. Londoners trended the hashtag #boycottaddisonlee on Friday, supported by former deputy prime minister John Prescott.
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Minicab boss: my plan to tackle 'holier than thou, gung-ho cyclists'

England / London : Ross Lydall: London At Large (3 years ago)

The boss of Britain’s biggest minicab firm today called for cyclists to undergo training and get insurance before being allowed to ride on London’s roads. John Griffin, chairman of Addison Lee, said he wanted to end the “holier than... Read Post

Addison Lee Challenges TfL Over Bus Lanes

England / London : Londonist (3 years ago)

Minicab boss John Griffin made headlines this week after instructing Addison Lee’s 3,500 taxi drivers to use bus lanes in London. Bus lanes are currently off-limits to all vehicles except black cabs, buses, cyclists and (as of Janua... Read Post

Addison Lee cab boss Griffin blames cyclists for accidents

Local Interest / England : The First Post (3 years ago)

Tory party donor says cyclists should 'get trained and pay up' before they ride First Post Jonathan Harwood LAST UPDATED AT 14:06 ON Fri 20 Apr 2012 THE CHAIRMAN of minicab firm Addison Lee has caused outrage after taking on London'... Read Post

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