Routes around City to be designated VIP use only
LONDON IS set to become a congestion hotspot during the 2012 Olympic games when around 60 miles of routes will get 'VIP' lanes specifically designated for Olympic athletes, VIPs, sponsors, official guests and the media.“It will mean inconvenience for London drivers for 17 days of the game,” said London Mayor Boris Johnson. “I can't pretend that during that period you will be able to bomb along the Embankment. I hope that Londoners will understand that some modest inconvenience at Games time is a price worth paying for a happy Olympic and Paralympic Games.”The lanes will be in the West End, in East London around the Olympic Park, Greenwich Park and the North Greenwich Arena. Road users who break the rules by using in the restricted lanes will face a £200 fine.Visordown understands more VIP lanes are set to be announced in areas outside the city centre, including Eton and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.
Posted: 01/08/2010 at 21:10
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