Monday 24 January 2005 2.48pm
AFAIK, the only real objection that cabbies have is that rickshaws (and their drivers) are unlicensed and uninsured (i.e. if you have an accident with one - or even trying to avoid one - then you will have to bear the costs yourself, regardless of who was at fault).
IMO, these are perfectly reasonable grounds to object. Other than that (and possibly the question of whether you should pay road tax if you are a private hire vehicle), then IMO they should be free to go about their business.
The point about blocking the roads is IMO irrelevant, as (properly behaved) cyclists have as many rights as any other road user.
...if you press it, they will come.