Modal Shift

MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


At last month's Olympic Games, Beijing achieved a 10% modal shift towards public transport. What modal shift do you intend to achieve in London for the 2012 Games, and what measures will you employ to achieve this?


Answer for Modal Shift

Answer for Modal Shift

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) published the Olympic Transport Plan (OTP) for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in October 2007. The document sets out the objectives of the OTP, responsibilities, and the proposed strategy for dealing with the individual transport elements of the Games. A major aim of the 2012 Games-time transport strategy is to encourage all ticketed spectators to travel to competition venues by public transport, walking, cycling, river services or temporary park and ride schemes. The only on-site private car parking for spectators at venues will be for blue badge holders. Each spectator ticket will also include free travel on public transport in London for the day of the event, to encourage spectators to use the transport system and take in the festivities throughout the city. London 2012 and its delivery partners, including TfL, Network Rail, Train Operating Companies, the Highways Agency and Local Authorities, are working in partnership to significantly enhance the capacity and attractiveness of public transport to competition venues during the Games and in legacy as well.