London 2012: New Olympics travel warning for pubs

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London 2012: New Olympics travel warning for pubs
Pubs and bars are again being urged to check that their staff and suppliers understand and act on travel plans as the countdown to the London 2012 Olympics continues apace.

With just five weeks until the start of the Games, London’s transport commissioner Peter Hendy called on businesses to ensure they communicate travel plans to “staff, suppliers, customers and visitors”.

Olympics organisers and Transport for London (TfL) have been working with companies to help draw up plans that mitigate the impact that pressures on the transport network will have on businesses.

Suggested measures include reducing or re-scheduling deliveries, urging staff to take holidays, staggering working days and encouraging workers to walk or cycle during the Games.

Last month TfL launched a ‘temporary road changes’ planning tool​, which includes information about the Olympic and Paralympic Route Networks — a system of existing roads earmarked for use by athletes to get to and from events on time.

The British Beer & Pub Association has previously called for leniency over penalty-charge notices for delivery drivers, claiming there will be “genuine mistakes” made due to the Olympic Route Network and said a “light-touch approach” needs to be taken on parking fines, because there may be no alternative but for delivery drivers to park in prohibited areas.

Businesses are also encouraged to use the support available at the www.getaheadofthegames.com​ website or follow the @GAOTG Twitter account​ to get the very latest tips, travel information and advice on how to keep operations running smoothly.

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