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taxi !!!!!

Taxis flash-demo LOCOG: 9th Sepember 2011 Grange Hotel, St Pauls  see http://gamesmonitor.org.uk/blog/1365
A guest post by Danny, @m37411ic48


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Taxis+Trains+Roads = Locog traffics in chaos

Lowcog's continuing trafficking in chaos has resulted in a taxi flashmob outside Lowcog's hotel


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better to leave your bike at home

There's been lots of criticism coming at LOCOG's cycle planning or woeful lack thereof, notably by Jaquelin Magnay of the Torygraph. Diamondgeezer analyses, and summarises:


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When the Games Come to Town: Host Cities and the Local Impacts of the Olympics - M Smith

A report on the impacts of the Olympic Games and Paralympics on host cities

Dr Mary Smith
London East Research Institute Working Papers
December 2008


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Dirty Lying Railway Extension

Yet again the Olympics claims as a legacy a project which had been under consideration years before the Games were even thought of. Conniving in this deceit the BBC describes the new DLR connection between Canning Town and Stratford International as a 'new £211m DLR extension connecting Olympic Venues'. BoJo and the ODA's Hugh Sumner are then given the opportunity to claim it as a legacy.


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Canford Bottom 'lied to, ignored, humiliated, run over roughshod'

A local road improvement scheme at Wimborne in Dorset which was to have been delayed while an impact study was carried out following protests will now go ahead because the Government has belatedly admitted it is key to the Olympics Route Network.


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No ORN speeding for 'normal' olympic family

Transport for London has said in a Freedom of Information response that it will be enforcing normal speed limits in the London Olympic Road Network (ORN). It has confirmed that the expected time for a journey from Park Lane, where the Olympic ‘family’ will be staying, to Stratford is ‘approximately’ twenty-five minutes, but there will be no exemptions for those using the ORN should they not be able to get to the Games within this time window.


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home and dry

@diamondgeezer blogged on the recently-appeared 'Water Chariots' waterbus service to the Olympic Park, including this observation


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