Olympics countdown: Don’t get the hump

Only a month to go until the Olympic Games land on our doorstep – here’s a few things you should know about trying to get around the area…

1) Kidbrooke with Hornfair councillor Hayley Fletcher has been in touch to say…

On Monday 25th, works will begin on Charlton Park Lane to remove the road humps in preparation for July 25 when the Olympic Route Network (ORN) gets up and running. Works will be done in off peak time and should be completed by the following Saturday.

As an interim measure to stop speeding and calm traffic in the area, some signs displaying the 30mph limit will be put up. The humps will be replaced after the Paralympics. This is not a permanent measure.

There should be further works in the next couple of weeks in the area and I will update you as soon as I know any further details.

Thanks to Hayley for that, and she’s happy for people to email her with questions. I wonder how many local motorists will wish the humps’ removal were permanent?

2) If you haven’t already, stick your postcode into www.2012gamesparkingpermits.com – if you’re in SE7, you’ll need a parking permit if you don’t have one already, and existing parking zones will be enforced into the evenings and weekends (and extended into streets where permits aren’t needed). More details here.

3) Transport for London has released this leaflet detailing changes across Greenwich borough during the Games.

There are also Get Ahead of the Games roadshows over the next couple of weeks. Stops include: Sat 30 June, General Gordon Square, Woolwich (10am-6pm); Sun 1 July, Blackheath Farmers’ Market (in station car park – 10am-2pm); Sun 8 July, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich (10am-4pm); Thurs 12 July, Cutty Sark DLR station, Greenwich (12noon-7pm). More details here, click on “transport changes in London boroughs”.

Incidentally, there will be three local “live sites” where you’ll be able to watch the events on a big screen – in General Gordon Square, Woolwich; on the Greenwich peninsula (on the patch of land next to the Pilot pub); and on Blackheath, by All Saints Church.

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2 Responses to Olympics countdown: Don’t get the hump

  1. Chris says:

    Good lord, can’t have the nobs slowed down by something as vulgar as speed humps can we?

  2. Hayley Fletcher says:

    As promised, here is the latest on works for the ORN:

    MONDAY 2ND JULY

    “Charlton Park Lane – between Canberra Road and Cemetery Lane – accommodation works for relocating on-street parking from the carriageway to partially on the footway. These works are due to commence at 7.30am and completed by around 4pm.”

    “Shooters Hill Road – accommodation works for relocating parking bays outside the shops opposite Grenada Road from the carriageway to partially on the footway. These works are due to commence at 7.30am and completed by around noon.”

    As always, if anyone has concerns you can contact me on hayley.fletcher@greenwich.gov.uk

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