Transport and the Olympics

Inquiry Status: Oral and written evidence published.

The Committee looked at the Transport Plan for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including

  • The impact on the road network resulting from Games Lanes and the Olympic Route Network (ORN)
  • Measures taken to manage travel demand during the Games
  • The impact on public transport, including aviation, of increased demand during the Games
  • The effects of travel disruption for businesses and services
  • Delivery of a transport legacy following the Games

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