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London 2012Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route NetworkJuly 2010On time

ContentsTanni Grey-Thompson 4Foreword 5Excitement 6A lasting transport legacy for London 8Jonathan Edwards 10Part One: About the Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route NetworkWhat are the Olympic Route Network 11and Paralympic Route Network (ORN and PRN)?Why are the ORN and PRN needed? 12Who will use the ORN and PRN? 13Where will the ORN and PRN operate? 15Map 1: Olympic Route Network overview 16Map 2: Paralympic Route Network overview 18When will the ORN and PRN operate? 20How will the ORN and PRN work? 22Map 3: Temporary Games Lanes on the Olympic Route Network 24Map 4: Temporary Games Lanes across London 26How will the ORN and PRN work? (continued) 28Who will be affected by the ORN and PRN? 30What is the consultation process for the ORN and PRN? 32Part two: Detailed maps of the Olympic Route Network and Games Lanesin central LondonMap 5: Hammersmith to central London 34Map 6: Central London to Tower Hill 36Map 7: Central London to Wimbledon 38Map 8: ExCeL and Greenwich 40Map 9: Tower Hill to the Olympic Park 42London 2012 Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network3

Baroness TanniGrey‐Thompsoncompeted in fiveParalympic Games,winning a total of onebronze, one silver and11 gold medals.In Seoul in 1988, we were bussedthrough the city with a full police escort,which was terribly exciting at the time,but in hindsight it was all a bit dramatic.I have always thought that athletes arequite simple creatures.What you want as an athlete is toknow how long it is going to take toget to your venue, and for that serviceto be reliable. There is nothing worsethan having to leave the ParalympicVillage – where the athletes live duringthe Games – four hours before youreally want to, because you can’t relyon transport, or the roads to get towhere you are going.These are the little things that make(or break) a Games. These are thethings that athletes remember. Thestories of athletes missing eventsremain longer in the memory thanathletes getting there. The otherreality is that fantastic transportprobably only warrants a coupleof minutes’ conversation, whereaswhen it is poorly done, athletes willbe discussing it years later!There is, of course, more to it thanathletes. It is about moving officials,and all the other people who makethe Games happen. It is aboutmaking transport a good experiencefor all the people who come towatch. There is no point getting all theathletes where they need to be, if thespectators don’t make it as well.Getting these things right will makethe Games a brilliant experience foreveryone involved.Baroness TanniGrey-Thompson4 London 2012 Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network

ForewordIn summer 2012, the world will come to London for the greatest sporting eventon the planet. Londoners and thousands of visitors will come together to sharethe excitement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The capital will be fullof celebration.It is our ambition that London is a ‘public transport Games’, with 100 per centof spectators travelling to the Games using the public transport network, or bywalking or cycling. This network already moves millions of people every day.But to make sure there is extra capacity, we are investing billions of pounds inupgrades and improvements – new lines, bigger stations and extra services.Many are already in place so Londoners are benefiting from this investmentwell before the Games, and they will continue to do so for decades to come.At the heart of the celebration in 2012 will obviously be the world’s greatestathletes – the thousands of Olympians and Paralympians who will have trainedfor years for this moment and whose performances will touch the lives of billionsof people around the world. We need to ensure that they can get around London– between their accommodation, training and competition venues – with theminimum of stress so they can perform at their best.To ensure this can happen, London is planning an Olympic Route Network (ORN)and Paralympic Route Network (PRN). These are temporary routes betweenvenues and accommodation within London, and to Games venues around theUK. Athletes and other people who ‘make the Games happen’ – officials, themedia and members of the Games Family – will take these routes to ensure theycan get to where they need to be on time.The ORN and PRN are not new concepts. They have been features of Gamessince Sydney 2000 and are essential to their success. They were also used at theManchester Commonwealth Games in 2002. The ORN and PRN for 2012 hasalready been designated in an order agreed by parliament. This document setsout the next level of detail.One of our key aims in the design of the ORN and PRN is to keep Londonand the UK moving during the Games. The ORN and PRN will be temporary,proportionate, tailored to the local area they pass through and only used whenthey need to be. The vast majority of roads on the ORN and PRN will be opento all road users during the Games.During the Games it will be ‘business as unusual’ in London. The city will neverhave staged an event of this scale. It will be an amazing place to be. There willinevitably be challenges for London and Londoners in staging the greatest showon Earth. But we are confident that, as a city, we can meet them and togetherhost an inspirational Games of which the whole country can be proud.Boris JohnsonMayor of LondonHugh RobertsonMinister for Sport and the OlympicsTheresa VilliersMinister of State for TransportSebastian CoeChair, London OrganisingCommittee of the Olympic Gamesand Paralympic GamesJohn ArmittChairman,Olympic Delivery AuthorityPeter HendyCommissioner for Transport,Transport for LondonLondon 2012 Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network5

London is one of theworld’s greatest citiesand it regularly hostssome of the world’sgreatest events.Each year the London Marathonsnakes through our streets and everyAugust bank holiday the Notting HillCarnival takes place. Together withother one-off and regular sporting,music and cultural events – such asNew Year’s Eve celebrations or thestart of the Tour de France in 2007 –they are enjoyed by millions of people.As well as excitement, these eventspresent challenges to Londoners.Roads are closed for processions orraces and public transport is busierdue to the number of visitors.In 2012, Londoners and people acrossthe UK will again come together toshare the excitement of the Olympicand Paralympic Games. The world’sgreatest athletes will come to oneof the world’s greatest cities. It willbe the biggest event that Londonhas ever seen and the city will bebuzzing – along with the excitementat the sporting venues, there will befestivities, cutural events and LiveSites with giant screens showingthe sporting action.London 2012 is working with theMayor of London, Government,Transport for London (TfL) and theLondon boroughs to ensure everyonecan make the most of all the eventsand festivities happening in Londonthroughout the summer of 2012, andthat businesses and residents canplan ahead effectively.But London also benefits from holdingthese great events. In fact it is thesupport and enthusiasm of Londonersthat makes these events world-famous.This work, together with the measureson the Olympic Route Network andParalympic Route Network, is essentialto the success of the Games and willhelp us to ensure we keepLondon moving.Excitement4 billionpeople around the worldare expected to watch theLondon 2012 Games on TV20,000journalists, photographersand broadcasters will be coveringthe London 2012 Games6

14,700athletes will compete at theLondon 2012 Games46sports over 29 days of competition800,000people are expected to use publictransport to travel to the Gameson the busiest day1 million+people will visit the Olympic Stadium7

Stratford Regional StationLondon 2012 is investing £125 millionto treble capacity and increaseaccessibility at Stratford RegionalStation, where the number ofpassengers is expected to doubleto more than 80,000 at peak hoursby 2016.The improvements include a newaccessible mezzanine-level entrancethat will ease crowding at the existingentrance and take passengers directlyto the westbound Central Line andDocklands Light Railway services.It will also lead to the new StratfordCity shopping development, whenthis opens in 2011, and then on tothe Olympic Park.East London LineThe new East London Line (ELL) openedin May 2010. The service links 21stations, from Dalston Junction in eastLondon to West Croydon and CrystalPalace in the south. A fleet of 20 newfour-carriage trains will stop at fourbrand new step-free stations and atthe existing stations that are due tobe fully refurbished by early 2011.The ELL will be connected to theexisting London Overgroundnetwork at Highbury & IslingtonStation in spring 2011. The line isa key component of the transportplans for the London 2012 Gamesand is the biggest piece of transportinfrastructure for London since theopening of the Jubilee Line extensionin 1999.Docklands Light RailwayA 2.6-kilometre extension of theDocklands Light Railway (DLR) underthe River Thames from King George Vto Woolwich Arsenal Station openedin January 2009. It will providean important north-south link forGames spectators and offer betterconnections to the Woolwich areain the long term.A second DLR extension from CanningTown to Stratford International Station(SIS) is due to open in late 2010. Itwill stop at Stratford Regional Station,along with new DLR stations at SIS,Star Lane, Abbey Road, and StratfordHigh Street.Fifty-five new DLR railcars willenable it to run three-car trains onmost of its network. Many of theplatform extensions needed toaccommodate these longer trainshave been completed and three-cartrains are already in service on theBank–Lewisham line, easing congestionon this busy commuter route.100%target for proportion of spectatorscoming to the Games using publictransport or by walking or cyclingThe London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Gameshas been the catalyst for increasing the capacity andaccessibility of London’s transport infrastructure.Together, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), TfL, Network Rail, centralGovernment and other delivery partners are investing billions of pounds intodifferent schemes so London 2012 can genuinely be a public transport Games.Two years before the Games begin, many of these upgrades are completeand are already benefiting people who live and work in London. They willleave a lasting legacy for decades to come.8

Walking and cyclingMore than 100 walking and cyclingschemes on nine routes across London– including some that link the OlympicPark – are being upgraded, as well aspaths linking to outer London venues.One of these routes is The Greenway,a 7km off-road pathway that spectators– including those walking from WestHam, one of the three ‘gateway’stations to the Park – can use to getto the Games. Access points, ramps,signage, nearby vegetation and thepath itself have been improved, withresting places provided. Most of thesechanges will remain after the Games,making The Greenway safer andmore appealing to pedestrians andcyclists. Work on The Greenway wascompleted in spring 2010 and the otherpaths are on track to be finished insummer 2011.King’s Cross StationA new Northern Ticket Hall wasopened at King’s Cross St. PancrasUnderground Station in November2009, providing a vital new linkfor passengers arriving on Eurostarand mainline services. Combinedwith the Western Ticket Hall – whichopened in 2006 – it has quadrupledthe capacity of the Tube station,cutting congestion and significantlyimproving accessibility.It is already one of the busiest stationson the Tube network and by 2012more than 100,000 people will passthrough it daily at peak times. Duringthe Games, it will be an importantinterchange for spectators travellingto the Olympic Park on the Javelin ®service from St. Pancras International.The new western concourse for themainline station is due to be finishedby summer 2012.North London LineThe capacity and frequency ofservices are being increased on theLondon Overground North LondonLine (NLL), which connects Richmondand Clapham in south-west Londonto Stratford via north London.The upgrade includes new signals,extra tracks and longer platforms, sothe NLL can operate four-car instead ofthree-car trains at a higher frequencyand improved capacity. New three‐cartrains are already in service. The higherfrequency service using four cars willstart in summer 2011.A lasting transportlegacy for LondonLondon 2012 Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network9

Triple jumper JonathanEdwards competed intwo Olympic Games,winning a gold medalin Sydney in 2000. Heis the current triple jumpworld record holder.An Olympic Games or ParalympicGames is the absolute pinnacle ofan athlete’s life. By the time I wonmy gold medal at the Sydney 2000Games, I was 34 years old and ahuge chunk of my life had gone intothat one evening. Thousands of hoursof training, planning and dreaming ofthis moment.I got to the Olympic Stadium that nightwith plenty of time to start my warmup and prepare for the event. I wasrelaxed, focused and I knew exactlywhat I had to do. The rest is history: agold medal, a world record and mylife has never been the same since.But let’s rewind slightly. What if mybus hadn’t turned up? What if, whiletravelling from the Olympic Villagewhere I was staying, to the Stadium,the bus I was on became snarled inrush hour traffic?No big deal you may think, but itwould have undoubtedly affectedthe time I had to warm up. There’s agood chance I would have becomefrustrated sat in traffic and started tofocus less on what I had to do thatnight and more on whether I wouldactually get there on time. I wouldhave gone into the biggest night ofmy professional life ill-prepared andin the wrong frame of mind.An athlete’s life is dominated byschedules, by details and, crucially,by routine. Most of it you take forgranted. Looking back now I canappreciate the care and attentionto detail that the Sydney OrganisingCommittee put into looking after theathletes and ensuring our experiencewas the best it could be – and gettingus from place to place was a huge, ifunheralded, part of this. Of course,there will be challenges when Londonstages the biggest sporting event inthe world, but I have every confidencewe’ll get it right.JonathanEdwards

What are the OlympicRoute Network andParalympic RouteNetwork (ORNand PRN)?The ORN and PRN willenable key participants,such as athletes andofficials, to travel safely,securely and efficientlybetween venues and theiraccommodation.26hosting the Olympic Games isthe equivalent to staging 26 worldchampionships at the same timeThe Olympic Route Networkand Paralympic Route Network(ORN and PRN) are networks ofroads linking all the competitionand key non‐competition venuesfor the Olympic Games andParalympic Games.They will enable key participants,such as athletes and officials,to travel safely, securely andefficiently between venues and theiraccommodation, while also keepingLondon and the rest of the UK moving.The Olympic Games and ParalympicGames are two of the largest sportsevents that can take place in acountry: the equivalent of staging26 world championships at the sametime for the Olympic Games, andthen 20 more for the ParalympicGames. The ORN and PRN areessential measures to help managethe significant demands that willbe placed on the whole transportnetwork during the Games.The ORN, PRN and associatedmeasures to improve traffic flow willbe proportionate, temporary andwill only operate when and wherethey are needed. These measuresinclude modified traffic signals andrestricted turns and temporary GamesLanes. These lanes will run in one orboth directions, but will not occupythe entire road.The ORN forms 2.6 per cent ofLondon’s roads. Less than one percent will have temporary GamesLanes. The vast majority of roadswill remain open to everyday traffic.Shortly after the end of the ParalympicGames, all roads will revert to theirnormal operation.In London it will be ‘business asunusual’ during the Games. It will beharder to get around certain areasof the city, but as much informationwill be available as early as possibleto keep London moving.OlympicGames27 July – 12 August 2012ParalympicGames29 August – 9 September 2012London 2012 Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network11

Why are the ORNand PRN needed?London 2012 is requiredto provide safe, secureand reliable transportservices to members ofthe Games Family.The ORN and PRN will be essentialparts of running the London 2012Games. It is a tried-and-testedapproach that has been used totransport key people in previousGames in Sydney, Athens, Beijingand Vancouver.As part of its Host City Contract,London 2012 is required to providesafe, secure and reliable transportservices to members of the GamesFamily (see opposite). This is to ensurethe people who ‘make the Gameshappen’ can reach their venues withinthe journey times specified in theContract, and in time for their events.History of the ORN and PRNThe concept of an ORN and PRNwas introduced at the Sydney2000 Games to ensure athletes,officials and the media wereable to get to events on time.This measure was credited asone of the great successes of theSydney Games and subsequentlyused at Athens 2004 and Beijing2008. It was also used at theManchester 2002 CommonwealthGames and most recently at theVancouver 2010 Winter Games.Measures introduced at theseGames included parkingrestrictions and temporary GamesLanes for the use of official Gamesvehicles and emergency services.There were also restrictions suchas changed times for deliveries,restricted turns and measures toassist traffic flow.12 London 2012 Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network

Who will use theORN and PRN?The ORN and PRN are designedfor the rapid transfer of the 80,000people who are critical to runninga successful Games.This group of people is known as theGames Family and includes:– athletes, for whom every minutecounts for training and competing.They require consistent journeytimes to get them from ‘bed tostarting blocks’;– technical officials, such as judges,timekeepers and other people whoplay vital roles in setting up andrunning competitions;– t h e media covering the Games,both print and broadcast, includingthe technical staff needed for livebroadcasts from multiple venues,so that the estimated four billionworldwide audience can followthe action;– the International OlympicCommittee (IOC) and InternationalParalympic Committee (IPC), as wellas the World Anti-Doping Agency,Medical Commission, medalceremony officials and InternationalSports Federations; and– Games partners, who provide£1 billion of Games funding andcontribute to the operationalrunning of the Games.The London 2012 OrganisingCommittee of the Olympic Gamesand Paralympic Games (LOCOG) willprovide transport to meet the differingneeds of each of these groups.Around 55,000 people are expectedto require transport each day duringthe Olympic Games. Whereverpossible, this will be ‘mass movement’by bus and coach. Members of theGames Family who travel in smallergroups or whose work during theGames requires a more flexibleservice may use shared or dedicatedcar services.In addition to vehicle-basedservices, Games Family memberswill have access to London’s publictransport network. They will be giveninformation on public transportservices and will be encouraged touse them where possible.The ORN and PRN will help to ensure 20,000 journalists, photographersand broadcasters – and their equipment – can get to events on timeLondon 2012 Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network13

At the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games,Rebecca Adlington won the gold medalin the 400m and 800m Freestyle14 14 London 2012 Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network

Where will the ORNand PRN operate?Most of the ORN and PRN is inLondon, where the majority ofthe sporting venues are located.However, it also extends to othervenues around the UK, such asWeymouth and Portland, whichis hosting the Sailing events.The roads on the ORN and PRN aredivided into the following categories:– Core: routes betweenaccommodation, the OlympicPark and other main venues thatwill be heavily used by the GamesFamily. These roads are entirelywithin London.– Venue-specific: routes linkingother competition venues,accommodation locations andinternational arrival points. Manyof these routes will only operatewhen the venues are in use.– Training venues: routes linking thepreferred training venues to therest of the ORN and PRN. Theseneed to be free from obstructionbefore and during the Games toallow athletes to travel betweentheir training venues and events.– Alternative: routes used in theevent that a core or venue‐specificroute is not usable for any reason.Maps giving an overview of the ORNand PRN are on pages 16–17 and18–19 respectively.More detailed maps of the routes incentral London are on pages 34–43.The roads that will be used forthe ORN and PRN were formallydesignated by the Secretary of Statefor Transport in summer 2009. Themaps in this document reflect theseroutes. However, there will be someamendment to the ORN and PRNfollowing further analysis of roadsor measures.Subsequent to the designation in2009, the ODA has engaged withlocal authorities and, as a result, someamendments to the ORN and PRNare proposed as part of the ODA’songoing programme of consultation.– Some routes are to be removedand not replaced, for exampleChiswick High Road.– Some routes will be removedand replaced, for example in theHomerton area.– Some routes are to be added,for example, once it is opened,the new Weymouth Relief Road,and roads close to venues suchas Wimbledon.– Some categories of route are tobe changed. For example, someroads around Greenwich Park willchange from a core route to analternative route.Any amendment to the designatedroute is subject to full consultationand will require the consent of theSecretary of State. A consultationdocument detailing the changescurrently anticipated can be foundin the ‘formal consultations’ sectionat london2012.com/orn. The mapsof the ORN and PRN will be updatedafter the amendment process has beencompleted. They will be published in2011 on this website.London 2012 Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network 15

Map 1:Olympic Route Dacorum Network overviewBUXTON ROADSt. AlbansWelwyn HatfieldBroxbourneChilternOlympic Route Network – Core route(Heavily used every day of the Games with mostextensive traffic management measures)Olympic Route Network – Venue-specific route(May only operate on days when competition istaking place at venue)Olympic Route Network – Training route(Links to preferred training venues– minimal traffic management measures anticipated)Competition venuesThree RiversMain accommodation venuesAlternative Olympic Route Network(Only used if there is a problem on other routes– minimal traffic management measures anticipated)The ORN shown is as designated in 2009. There could be some limitedchanges following consultation (see page 15)WatfordWeymouth and PortlandWeymouth and PortlandHarrowHertsmereEton DorneyEton DorneyBarnetNORTH CIRCULAR ROADKILN ROADHadleigh FarmHadleigh FarmEnfieldHaringeyFORE STREETGREAT CAMBRIDGE ROADMERIDIAN WAYWaltham ForestLee Valley White Water CentreNORTH CIRCULAR ROADEpping ForestEASTERN AVENUEBrentwoodHaveringRedbridgeLONDON ROADST JUDE'S ROADTowardsEton DorneyEGHAM BY-PASSSouth BucksCOLNBROOK BY-PASSWindsor & MaidenheadRunnymedeSloughSTAINES BY-PASSAIRPORT WAYLONDON ROADTowards Weymouthand PortlandSpelthorneHillingdonThis map is reproduced from Ordnance Survey Material with thepermission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of the Controller ofHer Majesty’s Stationery Office. © Crown Copyright.Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyrightand may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.All rights reserved. Olympic Delivery Authority. 100046062 [2010]WESTERN AVENUETHE PARKWAYGREAT SOUTH-WEST ROADCHURCH ROADHounslowGREAT WEST ROADBrentEalingWembley ArenaWembley StadiumWESTERN AVENUEOlympic Route Network Richmond upon ThamesThis map gives an overview of the Olympic RouteNetwork (ORN). The route extends continuouslyto venues outside of London, shown as inset maps.Maps showing the ORN in central London in moredetail can be found on pages 34–43, as indicatedKingston upon Thameson this map. Temporary Games Lanes are shownon pages 24–27.WESTWAYPUTNEY HILLPARKSIDEHENDON WAYBAYSWATER ROADNEW KING'S ROADWimbledonElmbridge0 1 2 4 Kilometres16 17FINCHLEY ROADHammersmith & FulhamEarls CourtWandsworthMap 5pages 34–35CamdenMertonLord's Cricket GroundWestminsterKensington & ChelseaBAKER STREETHyde ParkIOCEUSTON ROADCLAPHAM ROADMap 7pages 38–39HOLLOWAY ROADMediaHorse Guards ParadeLambethSouthwarkHackneyGRAHAM ROADIslingtonMap 6pages 36–37CityCroydonJAMAICA ROADQUEEN'S ROADEASTWAYOlympic ParkMap 9Tower Hamletspages 42–43HIGH STREETGreenwich ParkNewhamMAZE HILLNEWHAM WAYExCeLNorth Greenwich ArenaLewishamROMAN ROADROYAL ALBERT WAYMap 8pages 40–41GreenwichBromleyEAST ROCHESTER WAYRIPPLE ROADThe Royal Artillery BarracksBarking & Towards DagenhamHadleigh FarmBexleyCHOATS MANOR WAYDartfordSevenoaks

Map 2:A354BUXTON ROADWaymouth and PortlandWeymouth and PortlandA308(M)BATH ROADMARSH LANEEton DorneyFARNHAM ROADParalympic Route Network overviewParalympic Route Network – Core route(Heavily used every day of the Games with mostextensive traffic management measures)Paralympic Route Network – Venue-specific route(May only operate on days when competition istaking place at venue)Competition venuesEton Weymouth Dorney & and Portland PortlandEton DorneyParalympic Alternative Route Network(Only used if there is a problem on other routes– minimal traffic management measures anticipated)The ORN shown is as designated in 2009. There could be some limitedchanges following consultation (see page 15)Paralympic Route NetworkThis map gives an overview of theParalympic Route Network (PRN).The route extends continuously tovenues outside of London, shownas inset maps.NORTH CIRCULAR ROADNORTH CIRCULAR ROADTowardsEton DorneyWESTERN AVENUEEASTWAYOlympic ParkCHURCH ROADWESTERN AVENUEMARYLEBONE ROADEUSTON ROADKINGSWAYCITY ROADUPPER THAMES STREETMILE END ROADMANOR ROADHIGH STREETNEWHAM WAYExCeLROYAL DOCKS ROADRIPPLE ROADWEST CROSS ROUTETOOLEY STREETTHE PARKWAYYORK ROADJAMAICA ROADLOWER ROADMILLENNIUM WAYNorth Greenwich ArenaALBERT ROADEARL'S COURT ROADGREAT WEST ROADGREAT WEST ROADTALGARTH ROADCHELSEA EMBANKMENTNINE ELMS LANEEVELYN STREETCROOM'S HILLGreenwich ParkMAZE HILLCHARLTON PARK LANEThe Royal Artillery BarracksACADEMY ROADGREAT SOUTH-WEST ROADTowards Weymouthand PortlandEAST ROCHESTER WAYRichmond ParkWEST HILLThis map is reproduced from Ordnance Survey Material with thepermission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of the Controller ofHer Majesty’s Stationery Office. © Crown Copyright.Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyrightand may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.All rights reserved. Olympic Delivery Authority. 100046062 [2010]0 1 2 4 Kilometres18 19

When will the ORNand PRN operate?Venue-specific routesmay only need tooperate on the dayswhen competitionis taking place.The ORN, PRN and associated trafficmeasures are temporary and willonly operate when they are needed.They will be determined by demand,location and competition schedule.Core routeThe core route will cover the mainroads between central London andthe Olympic Park, and venues suchas the North Greenwich Arena andExCeL. This will be the busiest partof the ORN and PRN.Every day throughout the Games,it will transport officials and mediafrom their accommodation in centralLondon to Games venues, andathletes from the Olympic Villageto venues outside the Olympic Park.Start and finish times may varybut broadly, the core route will beoperational from 6am to midnight.Some of the core routes will operatebefore and after the Games to allowfor arrivals and departures.Venue-specific routesVenue-specific routes may onlyneed to operate on the days whencompetition is taking place and hourswill vary to reflect each venue’s eventschedule. Although there will bevariations, these routes will typicallyArcheryat Lord’sThe Archery competition is takingplace at Lord’s Cricket Groundin St John’s Wood, north-westLondon. The event is scheduledto take place over the first eightdays of the Olympic Games,after which this venue-specificroute on the ORN will no longerbe needed.be operational from 7am to 4pm,or 7am to 7pm when competitionis taking place.Outside LondonSimilarly, the routes to venues outsidethe capital, such as Eton Dorney,Hadleigh Farm, Lee Valley WhiteWater Centre and Weymouth andPortland, will operate as and whenthey are needed.Between the GamesBetween the end of the OlympicGames and the beginning of theParalympic Games, some of the coreroute may still be needed to allow fordepartures from the Olympic Gamesand arrivals for the Paralympic Games.Much of the rest of the ORN will notbe needed during this period and willrevert back to normal as soon as ispractically possible.Paralympic GamesDuring the Paralympic Games, thePRN (see map on pages 18–19) willoperate in the same way but on amuch smaller scale than the ORN.Once the Paralympic Games end,roads will revert to their normaloperation.20 London 2012 Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network

At the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games,Usain Bolt won the gold medal inthe 100m, 200m and 4x100mMen’s RelayLondon 2012 Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network21

How will the ORNand PRN work?Traffic managementmeasures are notanticipated on thetraining or alternativeORN and PRN routes.While we need to ensure members ofthe Games Family are able to travel,on time, every day of the Games, itis also essential that the millions ofLondoners and visitors can go abouttheir daily business with as littledisruption as possible.Roadworks freeEnsuring roads are kept clear ofobstructions will be essential forkeeping traffic moving during theGames. From time to time, the roadnetwork obviously has to be workedon and dug up for maintenance,improvements or to access infrastructureand utilities below the surface. Deliverypartners and the ODA are workingwith highway authorities, councils andutility companies to ensure non-essentialroadworks do not take place during theGames on any ORN or PRN roads.MeasuresThe Olympic Games and ParalympicGames Act 2006 gave the ODAa range of temporary powers todevelop traffic management measuresto help ensure reliable traffic flowduring the Games.The ODA is working with itsdelivery partners and localhighway authorities to design thedetailed measures along the route,proportionate to demand andthe local area. Consultation andengagement on these will take placeat a local level from autumn 2010.Measures may include:– changes to traffic signal timings;– restricted turns;– side road closures to generaltraffic (except local residents andbusinesses where possible);– suspension of parking andwaiting bays;– suspension of some pedestriancrossings; and– temporary Games Lanes(see opposite).Traffic management measures arenot anticipated on the training oralternative ORN and PRN routes.Physical changes, such as parking orloading restrictions, and alterationsto junctions, will be temporary.Permanent alterations, such asimproving and modernising trafficsignals on the core and venue-specificORN and PRN routes and CCTVcameras, have already been put inplace. These are already helpingto improve traffic flow in London.Temporary traffic management measureson the ORN and PRN will help to ensureathletes can get to the start of their eventsin good timeTo keep traffic moving during the Games,non-essential roadworks will not takeplace on the ORN and PRN22 London 2012 Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network

Road space for generaltraffic will be maximisedwherever possible.Temporary Games LanesTemporary Games Lanes will be atemporary measure mainly used onthe busiest sections of the network.They will only be for official Gamesvehicles and blue-light emergencyvehicles on call. The Lanes willonly be used for fixed and specificperiods of time, where and when theyare needed to meet journey timesspecified in the Host City Contract,and if there is sufficient space. Roadspace for general traffic will bemaximised wherever possible.Temporary Games Lanes may belocated in one or both directions andin the nearside, middle or offsidelanes, depending on the road layout(see maps on pages 24–27). However,the vast majority of temporary GamesLanes will generally be located inoffside lanes, as this has been shownduring previous Games to cause lessdisruption to general traffic.Traffic management measures will bevery limited on motorways outsideLondon. The ODA is planning CCTVcoverage at anticipated congestionpoints and instant messaging signsto provide travel updates on thenetwork. The ODA is working withthe Highways Agency and otherorganisations to reduce responsetimes to accidents and emergencies.Closer to venues, traffic diversionsand other restrictions may benecessary to ensure participants andspectators can travel to events safetyand reliably.An artist’s impression of how proposed lane markings for temporary Games Lanes maylook on the Olympic Route NetworkLondon 2012 Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network23

Lee Valley White Water CentreMap 3:Temporary Games Lanes on theOlympic Route NetworkOlympic Route Network – Core route(Heavily used every day of the Games with mostextensive traffic management measures)Olympic Route Network – Venue-specific route(May only operate on days when competition istaking place at venue)A354BUXTON ROADWaymouth and PortlandWeymouth and PortlandA308(M)BATH ROADMARSH LANEEton DorneyFARNHAM ROADKILN ROADHadleigh FarmGREAT CAMBRIDGE ROADOlympic Route Network – Training route(Links to preferred training venues– minimal traffic management measures anticipated)Temporary Games Lanes(A temporary measure on the busiest parts of the ORN andPRN, for use by official Games vehicles and emergencyvehicles on call – see page 23 for more details). TemporaryGames Lanes on the PRN will operate on a smaller scale tothe network shownCompetition venuesMain accommodation venuesAlternative Olympic Route Network(Only used if there is a problem on other routes– minimal traffic management measures anticipated)The ORN shown is as designated in 2009. There could be somelimited changes following consultation (see page 15)Weymouth and PortlandEton DorneyNORTH CIRCULAR ROADHadleigh FarmFORE STREETMERIDIAN WAYNEW WANSTEADHIGH ROADCRANBROOK ROADEASTERN AVENUEWESTERN AVENUETHE PARKWAYNEWHAM WAYNORTH CIRCULAR ROADHENDON WAYTowardsEton DorneyCHURCH ROADWembley ArenaWembley StadiumWESTERN AVENUEWESTWAYFINCHLEY ROADLord's Cricket GroundBAYSWATER ROADPRINCE ALBERT ROADHyde ParkIOCEUSTON ROADMediaST PAUL'S ROADCITY ROADUPPER THAMES STREETHorse Guards ParadeTOOLEY STREETGRAHAM ROADLOWER ROADEASTWAYMILE END ROADASPEN WAYOlympic ParkMANOR ROADHIGH STREETSEAGULL LANEExCeLROMAN ROADNorth Greenwich ArenaROYAL DOCKS ROADRIPPLE ROADTowardsHadleigh FarmGREAT SOUTH-WEST ROADTowards Weymouthand PortlandThis map is reproduced from Ordnance Survey Material with thepermission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of the Controller ofHer Majesty’s Stationery Office. © Crown Copyright.Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyrightand may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.GREAT WEST ROADGREAT WEST ROADTALGARTH ROADPUTNEY HILLPARKSIDEEarls CourtNEW KING'S ROADWimbledonEAST HILLGROSVENOR ROADLONG ROADAll rights reserved. Olympic Delivery Authority. 100046062 [2010] 0 1 2 4 Kilometres24 25QUEEN'S ROADTRAFALGAR ROADGreenwich ParkTemporary Games LanesThis map shows the location of temporaryGames Lanes (in yellow) along the ORN.There are no temporary Games Lanes to thevenues outside London and a very short stretchat the Lee Valley White Water Centre.CHARLTON PARK LANEThe Royal Artillery BarracksEAST ROCHESTER WAY

How will the ORNand PRN work?(continued)Proposed signage indicating temporaryGames Lanes on the Olympic RouteNetwork. Signage is also being developedfor the Paralympic Route NetworkSigns and road markingsA variety of signs and road markingswill be used to give the necessarypriority to authorised vehicles on theORN and PRN, and to redirect otherroad users in a safe manner. Signs willbe used to indicate temporary GamesLanes and other measures along theroute. The ODA is working with theDepartment for Transport to agreethe temporary road signs neededto operate the network. Signs androad markings are being developedbased on recognised standardsand techniques and these will belegally enforceable.Testing the ORN and PRNTests will take place to ensure thatjourney time targets can be reliablyachieved using the ORN and PRN.This will provide early warning of theproblems most likely to occur duringthe Games, so that measures andoperational plans can be adjusted asnecessary. A testing programme iscurrently being developed and moreinformation will be available in thecoming months.Reducing travel during the GamesHundreds of thousands of people willbe coming to the UK – in particularLondon – in the summer of 2012, toexperience the Games and everythingelse that London and the UK haveto offer.This will obviously create additionalpressure on London’s transportnetwork. People who use publictransport in the city on a daily basismay have their journeys affected.They may need to think about reducingtheir travel during the Games. Theymay need to travel at different timesor use different routes and modesof transport.There will be a range of informationfor business and the general publicas the Games get closer. People needinformation about the likely impactsand as much time as possible to adjusttheir travel plans during the summerof 2012 where necessary.These measures have provedsuccessful in previous Host Cities.Public road use during the Sydney2000 Games fell by around 20 percent, with nearly double that reductionin some locations. During the Athens2004 Games, there was a 30 percent decrease in road traffic. The Cityof Vancouver experienced a decreaseof more than 30 per cent in roadtraffic during the 2010 OlympicWinter Games.City OperationsAs well as the road events duringthe Games such as the Marathon,there will be a great number of eventsand festivities happening in Londonduring the summer of 2012. Therewill be lots of extra people movingaround, especially in central London,and around the Olympic Park andthe venues in the River Zone at ExCeLand Greenwich.London 2012 is working with theMayor of London, TfL and the Londonboroughs to ensure there is effectivecommunication with businesses andresidents about how any measuresassociated with the Games and theseother events might affect them andhow they can plan ahead. This work– known as City Operations – will,alongside the ORN and PRN, helpto ensure that London keeps movingthroughout summer 2012.28 London 2012 Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network

How will the ORN and PRNbe enforced?To run the Games successfully andkeep the rest of London and the UKmoving, it is essential that illegalparking and driving do not impedetraffic flow on the ORN and PRN.The aim is prevention, not cure.This will be achieved through:– widespread publicity andcommunication ahead ofthe Games to ensure peopleunderstand the purpose ofthe ORN and PRN and theirimportance to the success of theGames. This includes intensiveconsultation and engagementwith people living and workingon the route and information fordrivers on how the ORN and PRNwill operate;– clear on-street signs;– a visible on-street presence todeter traffic offences; and– a rapid response service to removeillegally parked, broken down,damaged or abandoned vehiclesfrom the ORN and PRN.A variety of highway authorities areresponsible for traffic enforcementalong the ORN and PRN, so manyagencies will have a delivery role.The ODA is working closely withLOCOG, as well as local authorities,police authorities, TfL and theHighways Agency. TfL is leading theproject within London and holdingdiscussions with London boroughsand the Metropolitan Police.The aim of any enforcement regimewill be to act as a deterrent so theORN and PRN operate effectively.A range of enforcement measureswill be employed to deter driversfrom obstructing the route, includingCCTV cameras and mobileenforcement teams.The London Olympic and ParalympicGames Act 2006 allows the ODA toset the level of Penalty Charge Noticesfor certain offences contraveningtraffic regulation orders made for theGames on the ORN or PRN, subjectto consultation and the Secretary ofState’s approval.The ODA’s proposed approach isthat there should be a single penaltylevel for all contraventions, whetheron or off the ORN or PRN, madewhile stationary or moving, and inLondon or outside.The ODA proposes a single penaltyof £200. There would be a discountof 50 per cent if paid promptly, in linewith standard practice for other civilenforcement of traffic measures.There will be a statutory period ofconsultation on the penalty levels.A consultation document is availableat london2012.com/ornTransportCoordinationCentreThe Transport CoordinationCentre (TCC) is being establishedfor the Games. It will bringtogether representatives fromLondon 2012, government,security and operators of allmodes of transport across the UK.The TCC’s main role will be toshare information and provideobjective, practical responsesto incidents across all modesof transport.It will monitor traffic on theORN and PRN to help ensurethat traffic runs smoothly. Therewill be real-time communicationtargeted at drivers, residents andbusinesses to keep everyone upto date with the latest informationon the ORN and PRN.The TCC will leave a legacyof improved operation andcoordination of London’stransport long after 2012.London 2012 Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network29

Who will be affectedby the ORN and PRN?The vast majority of roadson the ORN and PRN willbe open to all road users.The ORN and PRN are beingdesigned to minimise disruption togeneral road users while meeting thejourney times specified in the HostCity Contract, but inevitably theymay cause some inconvenience.While the vast majority of roads onthe ORN and PRN will be open toall road users, some side roads mayhave to be closed at certain timesduring the Games. However, wherepossible, access will be maintainedfor residents and businesses directlyaffected by the ORN and PRN.The ODA is working closely withother organisations on trafficrestrictions around sporting andnon‐sporting venues during theGames, to properly coordinateplans and minimise disruption.The Royal Artillery BarracksThe Royal Artillery Barracks inWoolwich will host the Shootingand Paralympic Archerycompetitions. The ODA hasalready been in close discussionwith the London AmbulanceService to ensure Games-relatedtraffic does not affect the mainaccess to the Queen ElizabethHospital and good highwayaccess is maintained throughoutthe Games.30 London 2012 Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network

At the Beijing 2008 ParalympicGames, Helene Raynsford wonthe gold medal in the Arms OnlySingle ScullLondon 2012 Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network31

What is the consultationprocess for theORN and PRN?The experience of previous HostCities has shown that the key to asuccessful ORN and PRN is goodpreparation, and early and effectivecommunication with those who maybe affected.The ODA is committed to an extensiveprogramme of consultation andengagement with people who are mostaffected to ensure any adverse impactsare minimised.Individuals and organisations wereable to comment on the ORN andPRN during the consultation periodsfor the first and draft second editionsof the ‘Transport Plan for the London2012 Olympic and ParalympicGames’, which were published inOctober 2007 and December 2009respectively. The Department forTransport also held a consultation onthe designation of the routes, whichwas published in December 2008.Consultation with local authoritiesalong the routes has taken place since2006. Discussions have also involveda range of road users, transportoperators and interest groups,including:– the freight business, througha Road Freight Group set upin partnership with freightorganisations to work through theissues of servicing businesses;– emergency services, to ensure theycan operate as usual;– bus operators;– taxi and private hire vehicles,through a working group seekingto ensure the industry can providea service to the huge amount ofvisitors in 2012;– cyclists and pedestrians, throughthe London 2012 Active TravelAdvisory Group;– major projects, such as Crossrail;and– residents, businesses and otherstakeholders, including at publicmeetings.Discussions about the ORN and PRN havetaken place with road users32 London 2012 Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network

After detailedproposals are finalised,communication willcontinue with peoplewho may be affectedby the measures.From September 2010, the ODA willwork with local authorities to sharedetailed plans more widely withintheir communities.This process will give people wholive or trade on the ORN and PRNand interest groups the chance tofind out more information about theproposed measures and commenton the proposals.Some measures are then subject toTraffic Regulation Orders (TROs) –when a statutory period of formalconsultation will apply. Noticesof proposals will be publishedlocally, providing the public with theopportunity to make formal comments.The ODA is responsible for producingdraft TROs, managing the formalconsultation process and dealing withthe issues raised.After detailed proposals are finalised,close communication will continuewith people who may be affectedby the measures to respond to anyconcerns and see where alternativesolutions can be put in place. This willcontinue up to and during the London2012 Games.TimelineAutumn 2010 onwards:design and development of plansin conjunction with local authoritiesand highway authorities.From October 2010:publicising local proposals, areaby area.October 2010 to 2012:statutory formal consultation processon TROs and ongoing engagementwith local authorities, businesses,residents and other affected parties.July to September 2012:operation, as required.September 2012:removal of ORN and PRN measures.london2012.com/ornThis document can bedownloaded fromlondon2012.com/orn. Overthe coming months, moredetails on how the ORN,PRN and traffic managementmeasures may affect local areaswill be added to this website.Contact us at:orn@london2012.comLondon 2012 Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network33

WAYFIRSTWembley ArenaWembley StadiumROYAL ROUTEB4557A479HARROW ROADA404GREAT CENTRAL WAYDRURY WAYFINCHLEY ROADAVENUE ROADMap 5:Hammersmith to central LondonOlympic Route Network – Core route(Heavily used every day of the Games with mostextensive traffic management measures)Olympic Route Network – Venue-specific route(May only operate on days when competition istaking place at venue)Temporary Games Lanes(A temporary measure on the busiest parts of the ORN andPRN, for use by official Games vehicles and emergencyvehicles on call – see page 23 for more details)Competition venuesAlternative Olympic Route Network(Only used if there is a problem on other routes– minimal traffic management measures anticipated)The ORN shown is as designated in 2009. There could A5205 be some limitedchanges following consultation (see page 15)PRINCE ALBERT ROADNORTH CIRCULAR ROADWELLINGTON ROADA4201ALBANY STREETWESTERN AVENUEA5205PARK ROADA406A40MAIDA VALEB507ALLSOP PLACEMARYLEBONE ROADWESTWAYMARYLEBONE ROADBAKER STREETHANGAR LANE (NORTH CIRCULAR ROAD)GLOUCESTER PLACEWESTERN AVENUEA5ORCHARD STREETWESTWAYOXFORD STREETA3220BAYSWATER ROADA402A40WEST CARRIAGE DRIVEHammersmith to central LondonThe venue-specific route goes to theWembley venues along the A40. The A4goes to Earls Court, Heathrow and theouter London accommodation and venues.Both will operate at times to fit with thecompetition schedule.A402A219A4020WEST CROSS ROUTEHOLLAND ROADHOLLAND PARK AVENUEADDISON ROADNOTTING HILL GATEHyde ParkBROMPTON ROADSERPENTINE ROADSOUTH CARRIAGE DRIVEPARK LANEA4202IOCA302A3217This map is reproduced from Ordnance Survey Material with thepermission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of the Controller ofGOLDHAWK ROADHer Majesty’s Stationery Office. © Crown Copyright.A315Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown CopyrightA4and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.A4A4All rights reserved. Olympic Delivery Authority. 100046062 [2010] 0 0.25 0.5 1 Kilometres34 35CHISWICK HIGH ROADGREAT WEST ROADGREAT WEST ROADHAMMERSMITH FLYOVERTALGARTH ROADTALGARTH ROADPEMBROKE ROADWEST CROMWELL ROADEARL'S COURT ROADWARWICK ROADCROMWELL ROAD

04EASTWAYTEMPLE MILLS ROADTEMPLE MILLS LANETowardsLee Valley WhiteWater CentreLEYTON ROADMap 9:Tower Hill to the Olympic ParkOlympic Route Network – Core route(Heavily used every day of the Games with mostextensive traffic management measures)Olympic Route Network – Venue-specific route(May only operate on days when competition istaking place at venue)A104BALLS POND ROADDALSTON LANEGRAHAM ROADA1207MORNING LANEB113CASSLAND ROADB114WICK ROADEAST CROSS ROUTEA106Olympic ParkA112ANGEL LANEOlympic Route Network – Training route(Links to preferred training venues– minimal traffic management measures anticipated)Temporary Games Lanes(A temporary measure on the busiest parts of the ORN andPRN, for use by official Games vehicles and emergencyvehicles on call – see page 23 for more details)Competition venuesGREAT EASTERN ROADTower Hill to the Olympic ParkThe core route transports the GamesFamily between central London, theOlympic Park and River Zone venues.There are no temporary Games Laneson the route to Hadleigh Farm, Essex.The venue-specific route to Lee ValleyWhite Water Centre will only be usedfor the four days of competition takingplace there.EAST CROSS ROUTEMARSHGATE LANEHIGH STREETA11A11BROADWAYA112THE GROVEWEST HAM LANEAlternative Olympic Route Network(Only used if there is a problem on other routes– minimal traffic management measures anticipated)The ORN shown is as designated in 2009. There could be some limitedchanges following consultation (see page 15)BOW ROADGREAT EASTERN STREETMILE END ROADA107A11A1202BLACKWALL TUNNEL NORTHERN APPROACHWHITECHAPEL ROADA1011A1011MANOR ROADNEWHAM WAYTowardsHadleigh FarmCOMMERCIAL STREETBARKING ROADTowardsCentral LondonTOWER HILLMINORIESMANSELL STREETLEMAN STREETThis map is reproduced from Ordnance Survey Material with thepermission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of the Controller ofHer Majesty’s Stationery Office. © Crown Copyright.Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyrightand may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.THE HIGHWAYLIMEHOUSE LINKA1203LIMEHOUSE LINKAll rights reserved. Olympic Delivery Authority. 100046062 [2010] 0 0.25 0.5 1 Kilometres42 43A1261ASPEN WAYA1206A13EAST INDIA DOCK ROADTowardsGreenwichA1263LOWER LEA CROSSINGSILVERTOWN WAYLOWER LEA CROSSINGWESTERN GATEWAYSEAGULL LANE

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