There’s many reasons why we choose to use taxi services; whether it’s to transport those with disabilities or those who can’t drive, to get us home from an evening out, or simply just to take us from A to B, there’s no getting away from the fact they can be very convenient.
That being said though, it has become apparent that being able to secure a taxi service can be more problematic in some areas than others. As such, it begs the question of whether or not it’s always the best choice to use a taxi service, or simply use other methods like public transport. In this post, we take a closer look at these findings to help determine what the reality is for UK citizens.
According to research by Cab Direct there are some quite notable disparities in the availability of taxis in the UK’s major cities. Moreover, this is also noticeable in the amount of taxis that offer wheelchair access.
What this then means is that you may be at a disadvantage in certain places, which could affect you significantly if you rely on taxis for mobility.
The Best and Worst
To summarise some of the main points:
- The best place to get a taxi is in London, which has a taxi for every 107 people
- The worst is Swansea with a taxi for every 439 people. Check out this site to learn news about an injured cab passenger.
- Liverpool has the most wheelchair accessible taxis
- Darlington (closely followed by Oldham) was notably the worst for wheelchair accessible taxis with one per 11,694 people
To find out more, take a look at the infographic below to see the full breakdown of this information and whether or not your chances of securing a taxi are better or worse in relation to your location.UK Taxi Services: What are the Best and Worst Locations?,