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Monday, 12 September 2011

Zil Lanes

I’m just glad that I don’t live in central London a rely on a car to go about my business. At least next year.

Unprecedented measures include road closures for official Olympic access only; pedestrianisation near sports venues and side streets shut for London 2012 operations.

Analysis also reveals that the Olympic-only lanes form only a fraction of the routes restricted for Games purposes.

It will be a wake-up call for commuters and business who are being urged by transport chiefs to plan now to avoid potential disruption.

It bad enough driving in London now.

The central zone forms part of the 109-mile Olympic Route Network which is designed to guarantee travel times between venues for athletes, media, officials and VIPs.

Personally I think the routes should only be for the athletes. The media, officials and so called VIP’s should practise a bit of time management like the rest of us will have to do.


Figures provided by TfL show:

79 banned turns along the ORN to speed up traffic.

48 pedestrian crossings suspended.

256 parking bays affected - 120 suspended, 27 relocated and 109 with adjusted hours of operation outside the ORN (6am to midnight).


I wish Londoners luck next year.


  1. Imagine the chaos that'd result from say an Emergency Gas Team responding to a reported escape, and HAVING to dig up the main road say four hours before the Opening Ceremony commences.

    Ironically, they'd probably not be allowed to use the Zil Route (great description BTW), so would be a couple of hours late; and that'd create even more chaos.

  2. I think I might dig out some hazard tape...................

  3. Bluddy Olympricks. Bastard Bliar.


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