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Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012 Are you prepared?. Torch Relay through Kent:. Torch relay with torch bearers through 33 communities Torch in convoy mode between communities Short or minimal road closures in communities Convoy travels at least 10mph less than speed limit

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Torch relay through kent
Torch Relay through Kent:

  • Torch relay with torch bearers through 33 communities

  • Torch in convoy mode between communities

  • Short or minimal road closuresin communities

  • Convoy travels at least 10mphless than speed limit

  • Presenting Partner advance activation 20 – 60 minutes ahead of the convoy

Olympics27 July – 12 August – biggest sporting event in the world (9 m tickets) Paralympics 29 August – 9 September – 3rd biggest sporting event in the world (2 m tickets)

For Olympics:

  • Estimated 28% of tickets from the South of the UK (approx 150,000 per day)

  • Overall estimate of people in Kent at busiest 24 hour periods of the Olympic Games is 200,000+ (resident population in Kent and Medway is 1.7 million)

Ticketed spectators from europe mode of travel olympics all europe near mainland europe 265 000
Ticketed spectators from Europe - mode of travel (Olympics)All Europe Near Mainland Europe > 265,000

Sports tourists – (non-ticketed) expected to be up to 200,000

From 2012 Transport Presentation, Bayo Dosunmu, Head of Transport Planning

Transport to venues
Transport to Venues

  • Ebbsfleet9 ½ minutes to Olympic Park (official London 2012 Park and Rail service, up to 14,000 passengers every hour)

  • Extended peak and longer operating hours:

    Morning peak 7:30 -10:00, afternoon 17:00 – 19:00, evening peak 20:00-23:00

  • Discouraging car travel to venues (except blue badge)

  • 80% will travel by rail

  • 2012 Games coach services

  • Port of Dover and Channel Tunnel at capacity

  • Strategic and local Park-&-Ridesites

What does this mean for kent
What does this mean for Kent?

  • All Hotel, B&B, Guest Houses, camping and caravanning sites will be full

  • Different timetables for trains and, in some areas, buses

  • Much more traffic – rail and roads will be very busy

  • Getting around will take longer

  • Supply chain may be affected

Paralympics ticketed spectators from europe
Paralympics Ticketed spectators from Europe

  • 60,000 tickets to overseas spectators

  • 95% of overseas spectators from Europe

  • France, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium account for almost 70% of all overseas spectators

  • Peak overseas arrivals 3,500 spectators onDay 2 & 3

  • Larger groups (schools and special needs groups)

  • Increased wheelchair seating capacity at venues

Paralympic road cycling at brands hatch west kingsdown 3 8 sept training day on 19 june
Paralympic road cycling at Brands Hatch/ West Kingsdown 3-8 Sept.(+ training day on 19 June)

  • Road closures: A20 near entrance to Brands Hatch to Scratchers Lane, Scratchers Lane and Fawkham Road closed

  • Extensive diversion viaA25, A225

  • Local access toWest Kingsdown and local traffic management

  • All local businesses informed

  • Leaflet to residents w/c 21 May

Way forward prepare from now for business as usual and higher demand
Way forward – prepare from NOWfor business as usual and higher demand

  • Ensure adequate staff cover throughout

  • Ensure most vulnerable clients identified

  • Know about the expected impact on traffic and transport – everything will take longer

  • Ensure all staff are aware of contingency plans

  • Consider buddy arrangements for service delivery if necessary

  • Adjust staff rotas if necessary

  • Ensure supply chain resilience

  • Keep Olympics resilience on the agenda

Communication of information
Communication of information

  • So far:- January 2012: business continuity advice and checklist- March 2012:Torch route street level detail and wider information

  • Way forward: - disseminate further information when available (e.g. access to West Kingsdown)

  • Ensure your contact details on Kent Care Directory are up to date and emails regularly checked

  • Feed back any concerns

  • Be aware of events in neighbouring Counties or London Boroughs – they may impact on Kent- North Greenwich Arena- Greenwich Park- Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich

  • Look at local papers and

    listen to local media for information on local celebrations and events and up to date newsand traffic

Useful websites:www.london2012.comhttp://www.london2012.com/olympic-torch-relay-maphttp://www.london2012.com/documents/venue-documents/brands-hatch-route-map.pdfwww.kent.gov.ukwww.kentsport.org/london2012/for news, Kent events calendar, sport and training camps, tourism and transport, business continuitywww.getaheadofthegames.com/for travel information