With an estimated 5.3 million people expected to visit London over a 100-day period and an anticipated 30% increase in demand on the road network, fleets operating in the capital are keenly aware of the potential impact to operations.
London is being turned into a massive sporting and cultural venue, which will include 13 road events being held across London and Surrey during the course of the Games, in addition to live sites and cultural events.
London’s Transport Commissioner has written to the leaders of 500 of the capital’s biggest companies, thanking them for their leadership in preparing for Games-time travel and asking them to ensure their staff understand their Games-time plans.
With the area around east London set to be the most congested part of the UK road network this summer, Kwik Fit has put a number of measures in place to make sure that there is no drop off in the level service it provides.
BMW has dismissed fears about any negative impact on residual values its 3,200 Olympic Games vehicles will have, claiming every step has been taken to ensure they are returned to market in a cohesive manner.
Europcar is implementing a number of initiatives to ensure its cars and commercial vehicles are available for hire from accessible locations throughout the London Olympics and Paralympics, as well as making pick-up and returns for customers as easy as possible.
Transport for London (TfL), London Councils and London’s business community have today confirmed that they will be sympathetic to companies that need to make or receive out-of-hours deliveries in London during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Residents and businesses along the routes of the London 2012 Games’ road cycling, triathlon, marathon and race walking events will, from this week, receive detailed information on how they will be affected and can plan to get ahead of the Games.
ATS Euromaster is completing the final stages of its preparations for London 2012, with a raft of measures being put in place to ensure it can continue to support customers in areas affected by the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
ACFO is urging public, private and voluntary organisations to be in peak condition to ensure they incur minimal possible business disruption from the London Olympics and Paralympics, which are less than 200 days away.
Despite the tough economic outlook, the transport and travel sector is looking forward to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games next year, with 92% of organisations expecting a much needed boost to their business, according to new research published by BT.