Most Londoners still clueless about plans for Olympic traffic

Elizabeth Fournier
THE VAST majority of Londoners are still in the dark over how their routes around the City will be affected during the Olympics, according to research released today.

Seventy-one per cent of Londoners asked said they did not know when Olympic road restrictions would start and finish, while 73 per cent were clueless as to which roads it will cover.

The survey, run by YouGov and commissioned by sat-nav app CoPilot Live, also found that over one in four Londoners (28 per cent) had not even heard of the Olympic Route Network – the name given to the artery of roads linking all competition venues and other key sites including transport hubs such as Heathrow Airport.

The M4 motorway officially became part of the network last Monday, leading to chaos on both the A4 and A40 feeder roads as motorists were unsure which parts of the route were already affected.

Citing the problems already seen on the roads as a key reason, 64 per cent of respondents said they are concerned about the traffic disruption in London during the upcoming Games.