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 […]
Operators should not underestimate the effect the Paralympics will have on deliveries over the next 10 days. James Hookham, MD of policy and communications at the Freight Transport Association, says: “We are treating the Paralympics as seriously as the Olympics and will be providing our members with the same level of support.” Despite running for a shorter period than the Olympics and using fewer venues, the Paralympics are expected to draw in a record number of visitors. Hugh Basham, transport […]
Freight has been given greater prominence by TfL with the creation of a free-standing Freight Delivery Unit.
Transport for London (TfL) is keen to find out about logistics operators’ awareness and preparation levels in advance of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is conducting an online survey focusing on the preparations you and your organisation have undertaken ahead of London 2012. TfL hopes the feedback will enable it to continue to provide useful information to enable businesses to effectively manage the demand for delivery and servicing activity in London during the Games, while allowing London to […]