Olympics

Meeting: 
MQT on 2003-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2003
Reference: 
2003/1639
Question By: 
Noel Lynch
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you agree that all people traveling to the Olympics should arrive by sustainable forms of transport and that planning briefs for facilities should minimize the number of car parking places?

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Answer

Answer for Olympics

Answer for Olympics

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have already taken steps to put a Green Compact to regenerate London's environment at the heart of the city's bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games. Transport will be a key element of this, and it is intended that all people travelling to the Games will do so in the most sustainable way. Car parking around facilities will be minimised. Any park and ride facilities are likely to be remote from the sites and be designed to intercept spectators and to take them by public transport to the venues.Provision of good pedestrian and cycle access is also being applied.The primary focus of the transport strategy for the games will be public transport. The bulk of public transport use will be rail and tube, with buses playing a supporting role.The major travel movements will be by spectators. However, the needs of the Olympic family including athletes, VIP, media will also need to be accommodated. Some private transport provision will be needed to cater effectively for this group to support a competitive bid.TfL are already working closely with other transport providers and with BidCo and the LDA on both the Olympics and Lower Lea Valley Masterplanning in order to achieve this aim. .