According to West Ham co-chairman David Gold the car free Olympic Park will have 20,000 car parking spaces for West Ham to use if it takes over the Olympic stadium. He told the BBC that West Ham supporters would find it much easier to get to the ground than at Upton Park: "At the moment, they can't get to West Ham easily but there will be 20,000 car parking spaces at the Olympic Park."
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Thu, 19/08/2010 - 03:08.
One Jag Hoy is now No Jag Hoy after the cycling star smashed up his £80K XKR Jag near the National Cycling Centre in Manchester where he had been practising on his bike.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Sun, 08/08/2010 - 03:54.
The sustainable transport charity Sustrans has criticised the focus on cycle hire rather than extending cycle use in Mayor Johnson's plans to expand his London bike hire scheme. "Plans to boost cycling in 13 outer boroughs appear to have been put to one side in favour of the high-profile and city centre cycle hire," a spokesman for the charity said.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Sun, 08/08/2010 - 03:00.
A union, the Transport Salaried Staffs Association has lifted the lid on volunteering for the 2012 Olympics. It is objecting because South-West Trains is preventing its staff volunteering by not accepting requests for leave over the next 18 months, leave which could be used to volunteer at the 2012 Olympics. By the time the company accepts leave applications the window for applying to be a volunteer will have closed.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Wed, 04/08/2010 - 03:02.
Yes it was a quote. Matthew Beard draws attention to renowned classicist BoJo's having borrowed expressions p
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Tue, 03/08/2010 - 16:52.
Buses will be diverted, side roads and pedestrian crossings closed, parking bays and delivers spaces will be suspended and taxis barred from entering Olympic VIP lanes.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Fri, 30/07/2010 - 02:33.
July 29  - Special "Games Lanes" will be introduced on key roads to speed athletes and officials to the 2012 London Olympics, plans launched today have shown.
The lanes will be in addition to the Olympic Route Network (ORN) which will be roadwork free, cover 2.5 per cent of London's roads, will be used by 82,000 people and cost around £25 million.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Thu, 29/07/2010 - 11:00.
Back from the museum! Concorde could take to the skies to fly over the 2012 Olympics.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Mon, 26/07/2010 - 02:46.
A novel take on the 2012 Games. Apparently businesses are anticipating losses from the London Olympics. A range of legal, financial, media and public sector organisations are unhappy at the lack of attention being paid to the possible disruption and loss of revenue the Games may bring.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Thu, 22/07/2010 - 04:45.
Over the weekend plans were announced in the media for a cable car crossing the Thames between the 2012 venues The Dome and Excel Centre, perhaps in time for 2012. But it seems this isn't an entirely new brainwave from Bojo and his chums.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Mon, 05/07/2010 - 10:04.