London Olympics traffic controlled by million parking permits

16:20 06 March 2012

A million parking permits are set to be issued to help control traffic around venues for the London 2012 Games.

Up to 400,000 properties, businesses and homes will be hit by restrictions, some of which will already be in place or include extended hours.

London 2012 has 34 competition venues.

The free permits are part of the transport management plans being drawn up by London 2012, Transport for London (TfL) and the boroughs to cope with the demand during the Games and help connect local routes with the Olympic Route Network (ORN).

A London 2012 transport spokesman said: “About a million permits will need to be issued - resident, business and visitor permits.

“We are working with the boroughs to find the easiest way for the people to get these permits.”

Traffic changes and parking restrictions taking place near the venues will include some road closures or restricted access and controlled parking zones when events are on.

Parking permits will be issued to residents who will be hit by the restrictions and extra passes are to be made available for visitors and carers.

Plans are due to be confirmed by the end of April.

Local authorities will be in charge of enforcing the measures.

London 2012 chief executive Paul Deighton said: “We have to ensure that spectators can get from transport links to venues safely, whilst providing a reliable and secure transport service to get athletes, officials and media into venues.

“We want to do this in a way that also takes into account the people who live and work near those places and minimise disruption to them.

“We don’t want spectators driving to venues and parking on residential streets, we want them to take public transport.

“Equally, we want local businesses to thrive this summer and we are determined that London will be open for business during the Games.”

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