The non-profit Design Trust for Public Space has launched Taxi 07, a program of public events and publications to improve New York City cab design and the entire taxi system. The Taxi 07 Master Plan, to be published April 2007 in partnership with the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC), will outline the next decade of improvement priorities for New York cabs.

Shape the Future of the New York City Taxicab

Make your voice heard: cab riders — New Yorkers and visitors alike — are sharing their taxi experiences. Take the Taxi 07 survey at www.taxi07.org and tell:

– When and why you do (or don’t) take cabs

– How and where you can (or can’t) find one

– Your wishlist of cab improvements, inside and out

– What you think of cabs as a mass transit option in the city

The survey is up for two weeks only, from September 15 to September 30, 2006.

Every respondent also has a chance to win exclusive tickets to a gala cocktail event at Rafael Vinoly Architects.