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Travel help for drivers during Olympics

Transport for London (TfL) today reminded road users that they should avoid driving in central London, and around the Olympic Route Network and Games venues from mid-July.

TfL revealed their updated Temporary Road Changes planning tool, which now includes local parking and traffic management plans around Games venues. It also shows how roads around race routes will be affected during Road Events. It means motorists, cyclists and pedestrians have all the information they need to plan their road journeys during this summers Games.

The tool, on, now helps motorists plan to avoid driving around the routes of the Road Events, which will take place on seven days during the Olympic Games and one day during the Paralympic Games. The management of traffic around the Road Events will include road closures along the routes and on some surrounding roads on competition days.

People living and working in the immediate vicinity of venues can now plan their journey door-to-door. The Temporary Road Changes planning tool was launched last month, helping road users to see how the areas where they live, work and visit will be affected. All the information can be found by using your postcode. In the last four weeks, the planning tool has been used 88,000 times.

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