From Feet to Hooves to Wheels: Taxis Through The Time
Taxis have been around longer than you think, having begun with the Roman Empire’s use of the Lectica, essentially a seat on wooden poles with a sun shade on top, it was free to use, provided you owned enough slaves to cary it around.
Boy how things have progressed since those days. However, in between then and the present day combustion engine powered taxis that have taken over the streets of most modern day towns and cites, a whole plethora of weird and wonderful creations have been used as taxis.
These creations include the bonkers 1750 Sedan Chair, aimed at the Georgian middle class, it’s essentially a wooden shed with a door and windows and was used right up until Victoria times.
However, rather than having to simply waffle on about all these fascinating creations, thanks to the team over at The Taxi Centre, we have a superbly executed infographic that spans the entire history from birth right up until the present day Uber phenomenon.