For London 2012, the Olympic Route Network (ORN) – covering 170 miles of British roads and 109 miles from the capital of which one third will Lanes Games – will start working only two days before the Olympics, and will be used for three weeks .
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Lanes on the third of the road network in London Olympics
Only to be used by Family Games – those that are considered crucial to the success of the Games – and emergency vehicles
One lane in one or both directions on the main roads that connect Olympic venues
Most in the way of off-side of the road, however, what channel is used, will depend on the layout
Used by 55,000 members of the Olympic family every day
Mainly used in the fleet of 1,500 coaches and nearly 4000 BMW officials and VIP
Courses to be dominated by road markings and signs
Paralympic network operate on a smaller scale during the Paralympic Games.
Many drivers fear the result of additional traffic restrictions in ORN – including roads closed, banned turns, parking suspended, buses and traffic signals directed change – will be increased congestion.
Games Lanes will operate on the busiest in the network – around Heathrow and Wembley Stadium, through central London and outside the Olympic Park in Stratford.
Approximately three million additional tourists expected in London on the busiest day in London in 2012, and while organizers say 70% of roads in Greater London will see no effect, critics say the impact on the London road system already busy traffic jams will become widespread.
Companies fear the delays in the delivery of everything from bread with blood, jam taxi drivers concerned will result in a fourfold increase in the price of the ticket, residents concerned about restricted access, and parents are concerned about the increased risk children caused by road to become rat runs as commuters flee ORN.