The London Olympics of 2012 will be the first to prohibit spectators arriving by car, according to reports. However, some 80,000 officials, athletes and accredited media will be provided with parking – and will have special Soviet-style VIP lanes on important London roads for a period of two months.
The Times reports this morning that it has been given an exclusive advance look at the transport plans for 2012, described by UK Olympics officials as Blighty’s “largest peacetime logistical operation”. The administrators expect some eight million spectators to attend the games, and plan to prevent almost all of them from coming by car. It seems that only limited numbers of disabled people will be exempted.