Sadiq Khan wants to limit Uber drivers in London


Just days after New York announced a cap on Uber drivers, London Mayor Sadiq Khan is seeking to do the same in London and has asked the government to give him powers to impose restrictions on private hire companies, arguing that it would “enable Londoners to breathe better air and live in a less congested city”.

Uber has recently secured a 15-month license to continue operating in London.

In a letter to transport secretary Chris Grayling, Sadiq Khan wrote: “The huge increase in private hire drivers on London’s roads in recent years is causing increased congestion, polluting our air and leaving many drivers struggling to make enough money to support themselves and their families.”