London 2012: the first public transport games, but where to now?

In 2005, the winning bid submitted by London to the IOC promised legacy, both in terms of sporting facilities, city infrastructure and inspiration of a nation. The view is that London 2012 successfully delivered on these promises. This paper summarises the transport infrastructure delivered ahead of the Games in order to deliver the world’s first public transport Games (in chapter 2), before summarising some of the key transport statistics during London 2012 (chapter 3). Following this the paper look and looks forward to 2031; what are the transport objectives for London (chapter 4), what are the existing trends (chapter 5). Finally chapters 6 & 7 considers the priorities for London and what strategy, policies and schemes will be progressed to ensure London retains its competitive advantage during a challenging economic climate. The paper aims to demonstrate the importance of long term planning in growing cities as delivery of transport projects can take up to twenty years to move from being conceived to delivery. Infrastructure delivered as part of London 2012 was designed in a way that it would leave a lasting legacy long after the Games has finished in regenerating east London. Travel demand management also played a key role during the Olympics and will continue to play a key role in ensuring best use is made of the transport system.


  • English

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  • Pagination: 19p
  • Monograph Title: AITPM National Traffic and Transport Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 30 July to 2 August 2013

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  • Accession Number: 01492952
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2013 9:33AM