Olympic traffic plans announced

Details of temporary road changes set to be made in central London to manage the hundreds and thousands of visitors during the Olympic Games next year has been published.

Transport for London (TfL) sent out the maps and information on traffic plans for the Games zone in central London to residents and businesses in and around the place.

The Games' central London zone will be based around Hyde Park, Green Park and St James's Park.

Main changes include road closures, bus stop changes, wider road crossings, traffic and parking restrictions.

In order to allow more space for pedestrians during those days, some traffic lanes could be closed at certain times.

Peter Hendy, commissioner of Transport for London, said: "Central London's transformation into a major sporting venue does mean that some changes need to be made to roads and footways, and the maps and other information we've published today are the result of the work TfL and Westminster City Council have done to find the safest and most effective way to manage the area during the Games."

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