London cab drivers create gridlock protesting Olympic Game lanes

London’s iconic black cabs are being excluded from the 30 miles of games lanes, which have been reserved for Olympic competitors, officials and sponsors.

Dubbed “Zil lanes” by critics, they come into force on Wednesday next week. Drivers who transgress face a £130 fine. …

Many cab drivers have said they will leave London during the Games rather than put up with the frustration of navigating the capital’s traffic.