Disability/Accessibility

Disability/Accessibility

 

The 2012 Transport and Infrastructure working group helped to identify transport priorities across the region, supporting delivery of schemes through the Regional Transport Board and the supporting officer group.

The working group have helped to feed into ODA work on projects such as the Olympic Transport Plan, ensuring the views of the South East region are supported, particularly with the region hosting the rowing events at Eton Dorney. Work has also been done on consultations such as the designation of the Olympic Route Network, finalising the roads to be used for transporting athletes and the ‘Olympic Family’ around the time of the Games. The South East has both venue specific routes serving the rowing venue, as well as many of the access routes for the London venues and the sailing venue at Weymouth.

In order to deliver important schemes prior to the Games the region has successfully transferred funds from the Regional Funding Allocation to the local funding ‘blocks’. The following schemes have been funded in this way:

  • Improvements on the A332 Windsor and Eton Relief Road will deliver enhanced performance and improved safety along a stretch of route designated by the ODA as part of the alternative Olympic Route Network.
  • The Windsor Parking and Transport Strategy will improve the parking and public transport services in and around the town of Windsor, supporting the increased traffic around the time of the Games, particularly for those visiting nearby Eton Dorney.
  • The South East is also funding the Thames Valley Strategic Bus and Coach Network. The project will deliver a coachway and park and ride site at Junction 4 (Handy Cross) of the M40 south of High Wycombe, along with a high quality interchange. Key junctions on the A404 will also be improved with the construction of bus priority measures and the introduction of traffic signals, improving traffic flows and public transport links for the Games.

The region is continuing to support and deliver other targeted improvements to transport to ensure that the transport system is able to reflect the world class status of the region, particularly as a gateway for those visiting from other English regions and other countries around the time of the Games.

The 2012 Transport and Infrastructure working group helped to identify transport priorities across the region, supporting delivery of schemes through the Regional Transport Board and the supporting officer group.