The London 2012 Paralympic Games will attract large numbers of visitors to venues and their surrounding areas. Temporary traffic and parking plans have been developed to reduce traffic and provide a safe environment around venues during the Games.
London 2012 has worked closely with local authorities, the police and others to keep traffic moving around venues and minimise disruption to local residents and businesses so that they can carry out their day-to-day activities.
How will this be achieved?
Temporary resident and business parking protection areas will be put in place around Games venues. These will prevent spectators from trying to park around the venue and prioritise parking for residents and local businesses.
In some areas there are existing controlled parking zones (CPZs) or event day parking zones. The operating hours of some of these zones will be temporarily changed to protect resident and business parking spaces while events are being held.
Where there are no parking controls around a venue, new temporary parking zones will be put in place to prioritise parking for residents and local businesses.
In addition to the parking measures, we have designed temporary traffic management areas near each venue. These will provide safe access for visitors to the venue and include temporary road closures and banned turns. Access to some streets may also be limited to only local residents and businesses.
Residents and businesses will still have access to their properties, and the emergency and essential services will have access at all times.
Parking and access permits
Parking and access permit arrangements differ depending on where you live. Visit the pages on the left for the latest information on applying for residents’, visitors’ and business permits in your area.
Further information about how to register for temporary parking and visitors’ permits will be provided by London 2012 and the relevant local authority. If you live in an existing controlled parking zone and have a residents’ parking permit, you will not need to apply for a new permit for your vehicle.
If there is no CPZ where you live, you will receive information about how you can register for temporary parking and access permits. This will be relevant for on-street parking only.
Residents and businesses within the parking protection area will be entitled to visitor permits so that friends and family can visit during the Games. You can expect further information, including the number of permits that residents and businesses will be entitled to, to drop through your door in the next few weeks.
What happens next?
Visit the pages on the left for the latest information about access and parking in your area during the Games.