Driving during the Olympics
Some sound advice if you’re driving in London over the Olympics from DrivingAdvice.org
Expect congestion during the Olympics. If you’re driving to London even if it’s to Heathrow or around the M25 – leave plenty of time. You know traffic will be heavy so prepare for the worst and check the traffic and plan your route.
- When it’s busy, people get frustrated and sometimes behave unpredictably – be wary and anticipate the actions of road users around you
- Expect a lot more cyclists and pedestrians. Give them plenty of room
- Listen to traffic updates, and have a plan in mind for an alternative route
- Regularly check your tyre pressures and condition, washer fluid, lights and oil.
Full article here http://drivingadvice.org.uk/olympics
Olympic Travel Advice
There’s also plenty of good advice for travelling during the Olympics over at the Olympic Travel Advice website – they’ve created an interactive map that shows you how travel on London Underground, London Overground and Dockland Light Railway will be affected during the Games. The maps show information by date and time to help you plan your travel accordingly, if you’re on public transport.
They’ve also created an interactive map to help drivers – some temporary changes are needed on London’s roads to deliver a great Games and keep London moving. You can check the road changes in your area. It shows information on each day of the Games to help you plan your travel.
Are you going? Will you be driving??