The Knysna Municipality, for all it claims of open doors and transparency, is an unwelcoming government body. It seems that the best way to get attention is to start a taxi association and block the main road. Joe Soaps like me should heed that approach:) Blocking roads has, of course, been done before, from White Bridge to Nekkies. Guaranteed meeting time with the powers-that-be.
Someone once proposed (i forget who) that the Checkers centre should be converted into a taxi rank. That’s not as radical as it sounds considering how many shops are empty and that several floors are already parking bays. Vendors could be managed more appropriately.
Regards taxi stops, there’s an obvious need for more but, on the opposite side, the municipality has never responded to businesses regards the illegal one outside Vee’s Video (next door to KFC), even after, allegedly, Knysna’s Mayor parked there (over a year ago) and got a fright when she was mistaken as a taxi so that she leaped out her car and ran across the road, narrowly missing traffic.
Here’s a report from John Harvey on what happened this time and that makes me wonder how long it’ll be before there’s an official taxi rank behind Fruit & Veg. Read Knysna Municipality Meets With Taxi Association on AlgoaFM’s website.