The men’s Olympic triathlon will close down much of London’s West End tomorrow (7 August). Hyde Park is the host location for the triathlon, and athletes will complete a cycle circuit that takes in Buckingham Palace and the Wellington Arch. The event will start at 11:30am and finish at around 2:00pm. Roads for the event will start to close at 2:00am, with Hyde Park Corner closing at 6:00am, reopening again as soon as it is safe to do so. The […]
Some of London’s black cab drivers are set to demonstrate tomorrow (27 July) at 5pm at Hyde Park Corner in protest against restrictions being imposed on them during the operation of the Olympic Route Network (ORN). FTA has been advised by the Metropolitan Police of the planned demonstration as it is anticipated that there will be disruption in and around the area. Police are talking to the organisers and a proportionate policing plan is in place to manage the situation.
London’s 109-mile Olympic Route Network (ORN) will commence operation on 25 July, two days ahead of the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium. The ORN will ensure athletes, officials and dignitaries make it to events on time, and features 30 miles of exclusive Games Lanes to facilitate this. London transport commissioner Peter Hendy, who believes the Olympics are a huge opportunity for road transport, says: “The ORN, which is part of the host city contract for the Games, will be […]
Parcel carrier CitySprint saw delivery volumes drop in London during the Games. The company, which handles B2B and consumer deliveries, made 75,000 deliveries to London postcodes during the Games. This was a 12% drop in volume compared with the 16 days proceeding the event (23 June to 7 July). Patrick Gallagher, chief executive of CitySprint, suggests the threat of traffic and congestion, as well as more people working from home during the period, likely reduced demand for couriers. However, the […]