Unless you live on Mars or in North Korea you might now that THE OLYMPICS ARE COMING TO LONDON!
Hugh at http://www.networkneighbourhoods.com has sent me a load of links and documents with various details about travel disruption in the Hounslow and central London area over the period of the games:
If the roads weren't busy enough given the A4/M4 problems of late they're probably get even busier! Here are a facts from the Olympic core script:
Up to one million extra visitors are expected in London every day at Games-time.
During each of the 16 days of the 2012 Games, London will be responsible for transporting an average of 500,000 spectators and around 55,000 members of the Games Family each day, which includes athletes and team officials, technical officials, press and broadcasting teams (who will all be provided with bus services that use the ORN), Olympic and Paralympic families and marketing partners.
TThere will be up to three million additional trips in London on the busiest day of the Games, in addition to the 24 million trips normally made (12 million on publictransport, 12 million on the roads)
The busiest day on the transport system will be on day 7 of the Olympics – Friday 3 August when there will be 3.3m extra trips in the UK. Those journeys will be concentrated in centraland east London, with around 510,000 ticketed spectators ina London
Remember is not the winning that matters, but the taking part. Or so they say!