With just three weeks to go until the start of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, all spectators are being urged to plan ahead. Disabled passengers, in particular those using wheelchairs or mobility aids, should book their travel in advance to ensure smooth journeys to their events.
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is set to be the most accessible Games ever held, with the transport network carrying more disabled passengers to more events at more locations than on any previous occasion. Accessible travel options across include:
- park-and-ride and park-and-walk;
- accessible shuttle services;
- taxi and private hire pick-up and drop-off locations;
- Blue Badge parking;
- a network of coaches, with wheelchair spaces; and
- river services.
Hugh Sumner, the Olympic Delivery Authority’s Director of Transport, said: 'A huge amount of planning has gone into making London 2012 the most accessible Games possible, so people can travel safely and with confidence. Our accessible transport strategy has been shared with numerous transport experts and disability user groups to ensure it is fit for purpose. Accessibility improvements have been integrated into the £6.5billion that has been spent on the transport network ahead of the Games.'