London 2012 – Weymouth venue transport plans

Transport planning professionals have been working for the past eighteen months to plan for the increased number of visitors to Weymouth and Portland during the Games.

The Olympic Delivery Authority has been working with Dorset County Council to draw up the temporary transport proposals that will help vehicle and pedestrian access in and around Weymouth during the Games.

Wherever possible, holiday-makers, visitors and residents will be encouraged to use public transport, walk or cycle within the borough.

To encourage residents and visitors to cycle, temporary additional bicycle parking will be brought into the town.

Day-trippers will be encouraged to arrive by bus, train or on a scheduled coach or, if driving is their only option, they will be asked to book a space at one of the temporary park and ride facilities.

London 2012 Venue Transport Manager for Weymouth and Portland Chris Mercer said:

“During the Games life in Weymouth and Portland will be very different, but we are planning these temporary transport measures to help manage the impact of the Games on local people and businesses.

“The plan will prevent spectators from parking around the venue and will keep traffic moving in and around the local area.

“Most importantly, it will give protection to local residents and businesses so they can carry on with their day to day activities and lives as much as is reasonably possible.”

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