London’s accessibility department has announced several times that this will be the most accessible Games yet. By implementing accessible shuttle services, special parking spaces, park and ride services, as well as several other accessible alternatives, they are meeting their claim well. The transport network is also primed to carry more passengers with disabilities from all over the UK than ever before.
As the Olympic Games are made up of such large events, the London organizers need an estimated number of disabled individuals that will attend in order to better determine the best way to service them all and to create transportation routes. Director of Transport, Richard George, has announced this request. He was quoted as saying, “Our staff and travel ambassadors will be on hand to assist people traveling to events in and around London, but it is vital that all spectators, particularly those with accessible transport needs, plan their journeys and, if necessary, book their travel in advance”.
In doing so, the coordinators of the London Games will be able to plan and create an organized accessible solution that will result in the most accessible Games yet.
For more information on the request, go to: Planning Ahead for Olympic Games 2012