A survey is now open to capture local opinions on everything from the number and type of cars operating in Stirling, to the location of ranks and experience of users on their journeys.
It aims to establish if there is any unmet demand in the area’s provision, review the mix of the taxi fleet to ensure all our citizens’ needs are met, and determine whether there is a need for zones of operation to be introduced across the Stirling area.
The survey could also bring forward proposals for change in how taxis and private cars are accessed locally.
"We’re looking for feedback from everyone"
Cllr Neil Benny, chair of the Council’s Planning and Regulation Panel, said: “This survey will help the Council understand how local people feel about taxi and private hire provision in the area.
“We’re looking for feedback from everyone who uses taxis and hire cars, whether it’s just to get home from a night out or if you use them regularly as part of your daily commute.
“We also want to hear from people with mobility issues or disabilities to understand what type of experience they have when using taxis or private hire cars to travel in the Council area.
“Taxis play a really important role in our local transport infrastructure so it’s essential we gather as much information as possible. Local provision needs to meet local demand so if you’re a taxi user, make sure you have your say.”
Access the survey here: https://forms.gle/GFp9sAVasoyiWMF69