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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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Olympic and paralympic games 2012 are you prepared

Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012Are you prepared?


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


Olympic and paralympic games 2012 are you prepared

Olympics27 July – 12 August – biggest sporting event in the world (9 m tickets)Paralympics29 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 continuityadvice and checklist- March 2012:Torch route streetlevel detail and wider information

  • Way forward: -disseminate further information whenavailable (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


Olympic and paralympic games 2012 are you prepared

  • 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


Olympic and paralympic games 2012 are you prepared

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


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