The world’s biggest transportation and parking challenge (the Olympics) has seen the London 2012 Organising Committee publish proposals for parking management and parking plans around all Olympic and Paralympic venues in London.
According to the Organising Committee’s press release, the proposed plans would see a number of traffic alterations and parking restrictions in the vicinity of venues, including some road closures or restricted access and controlled parking zones when events are on.
The plans have been designed to ensure access and parking for local residents and businesses is protected, while access to London 2012 venues is as safe and efficient as possible. Free parking permits will be issued to residents where restrictions are needed, with extra passes available for visitors and carers. Local businesses will be issued with clear guidelines to outline arrangements with regards to deliveries and visitors.
Quite a logistical challenge, no doubt! For all those parking and transport planners out there who are interesting in finding out more about how London is tackling it, you can see all plans and maps on the London 2012 site here.