TfL details Olympic road disruptions

Anyone holding an event at a conference venue in London during the Olympics should be wary of road closures and bus suspensions, reports Event Magazine.

Transport for London (TfL) has released a helpful package detailing how Olympic road events may hinder commuters as some roads or paths require closure.

Leon Daniels, TfL’s MD surface transport commented: “The world’s top athletes will be competing on London’s streets this summer. We need to ensure their safety, that of the spectators, and provide the best possible field of play.”

Whilst the vast majority of road events, such as the marathon, triathlon and cycling, will be held on weekends, some will be held in the early hours of the morning. According to TfL, roads will be reopened and restrictions lifted by the late afternoon or early evening, reports Fleet News.

For example, bus stops and pedestrian crossings will be suspended along part of the Olympic Route Network – Euston Road, City Road and Commercial Street.

Chief executive of London 2012 Paul Deighton added: “The road events are a fantastic element of Olympic sports competition, allowing many people to see world class sport in London and surrounding areas. For those who live and work in London planning for these events is essential.”