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Taxi rules in Lichfield City centre

Can taxis drive on city centre streets?

Vehicles are not generally permitted on most pedestrianised city centre streets. However, as a taxi, you are permitted to drive on pedestrianised city centre streets for certain reasons.

Find out using the links below which streets you can drive on and when. 

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Generally no access at any time

Unless you are dropping off or collecting a passenger who is either disabled, or lives on one of the streets listed below, taxis are not permitted to drive on the roads marked below at any time:

These include all of:

  • Dam Street
  • Reeve Lane
  • Bird Street
  • Cock Alley

Parts of (see green parts of map):

  • Market Street - between Bird Street and Breadmarket Street
  • Bore Street - between Breadmarket Street and Tamworth Street
  • Sandford Street - between the turning for the car park and Bird Street
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Generally no access between 9am & 6pm

Unless you are dropping off or collecting a passenger who is either disabled, or lives on one of the streets listed below, taxis are not permitted to drive on the roads marked below between 9am and 6pm:

These include all of:

  • Breadmarket Street
  • Conduit Street

Parts of (see pink parts of map):

  • Tamworth Street - between Lombard Street and Conduit Street
  • Market Street - between Conduit Street and Breadmarket Street
  • Bore Street - between Breadmarket Street and St Johns Street
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My customer lives on a pedestrianised street

If you are picking up or dropping off passengers from properties within pedestrianised areas, you may drive on the pedestrianised streets as shown in the sections above.

Please ensure you only wait for a maximum of five minutes.

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I’m dropping off or picking up a disabled customer

If you are dropping off or picking up a disabled passenger in the pedestrianised area, you may drive on the pedestrianised streets. Please display the passenger's disabled badge once you have picked up your passenger.

We recognise that you will not be able to display the badge on both legs of your journey.

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I need to get to Bird Street through Sandford Street between 6pm & 9am

If you are picking up or dropping off passengers at premises in either Bird Street or Sandford Street you may only drive on these pedestrianised streets between 6pm and 9am.

Please ensure you wait for a maximum of five minutes.

Outside of these hours (before 6pm and after 9am), general access is permitted.

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