Posted on 25/11/2011
Between 28 July and 11 August next year, Eton Dorney will host the London 2012 Olympic Games Rowing and Canoe Sprint events, with athletes and officials staying at Royal Holloway, University of London.
On each competition day, there will be up to 30,000 people travelling to Dorney Lake to watch the events. The venue will also host the Paralympic Rowing events from 31 August until 2 September 2012, with up to 10,000 people travelling to the area each day.
London 2012 is working with Buckinghamshire County Council, South Bucks District Council, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough Borough Council, the police and others to develop a traffic management and parking plan for Eton Dorney.
The proposed scheme will help provide a safe and secure environment around the venue, keep traffic moving and prioritise parking for local people in order to keep disruption to a minimum. The plan is currently being developed and co-ordinated with other transport projects.
The London 2012 Transport team want to provide information about the traffic management and parking plan in advance so that local residents and businesses have time to make any necessary arrangements. They will do this from 16 January 2012, and there will be opportunities for people to make comments.
In the meantime, anyone with questions or relevant information about traffic management or parking during Games time, please contact the team at:
Telephone: 0800 0111 300
As well as the traffic management and parking plan there are other transport arrangements for Eton Dorney during London 2012, including:
- The Olympic and Paralympic Route Networks, which will enable athletes, media and officials to travel to and from venues safely and efficiently. Information can be found at www.london2012/olympic-route-network
- Park and ride sites, which will help keep car traffic away from the venue and provide spectators with a quick and reasonably-priced means to access the venue.
There is specific information and support available to help businesses prepare for the impact of the Games on their travel arrangements.
The London 2012 Transport team encourage businesses to plan ahead for the Games and to consider journeys made by their staff, customers, visitors and contractors. Information and advice can be found at www.london2012.com/traveladviceforbusiness.
Between now and the Games, London 2012 will also provide information about other plans which might impact on local residents and businesses, such as installing temporary buildings at the venue, and the arrival of the Olympic Torch in the Eton Dorney area.
If you have any enquiries on any other London 2012 Games issues, please see the contact details at www.london2012.com/contact-us.php or call 0845 267 2012.