Sunday, June 24, 2007

Getting a Cab in Denver

The only times I've hailed cabs in Denver, it's been from a hotel to a business, or from a business to a hotel. Never had to try and get one on a street. In DC, you stand on the curb, raise your hand and if you're downtown or near a 7-11, before you can blink, there's a cab. If you're in N.E., S.W. or S.E., then well, you're probably not trying to get one on the street anyhow.

But in Denver I guess it doesn't work like that. I recently saw a notice that in preparation for the Democratic Convention there in 2008, the city council is considering redoing the law that "prohibits taxi cabs from stopping in traffic lanes to pick up or drop off passengers. The proposed ordinance would allow cabs to stop for 90 seconds or a minute and a half to either pick up or drop off."

2 Comments:

At 12:02 AM, Blogger Roy said...

I hope it gets passed both for the sake of the drivers and the customers!
There must be an awful lot of ranks! or do Taxis stop at bus stop type arrangements?
It doesn't make a whole lot of sense!
Roy

 
At 6:45 AM, Blogger Lugosi said...

The no-stop ordinance probably exists to keep other traffic moving. I know police will ticket (or at least issue a verbal warning) in Fairfax county if we do that. I avoid doing it for that reason, as well as to keep from being hit from behind.
However, I don't know that such a rule makes sense in a downtown environment.

 

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