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Games over!

Games Legacy Article 4 now available to read

The Paralympic Games finished this week.  More quiet success for transport and a palpable sense of achievement.  Amongst those who made it work, however, there is a sense of anti-climax.  Unsurprising, but something to address.  One way of dealing with it will be to capture, preserve and build upon the capability of individuals and teams proven over the summer.

Paralympic challenges to transport have included the change in demographic of travellers: not just in diversity but also increases in background demand due to schools and offices returning after the summer break. 

Capturing the lessons has started.  The Olympic Delivery Authority’s transport team held a big post-Games ‘wash-up’ meeting on 13th September.  The general feeling is that everything went better than expected. 

There are things the ODA can do to hand over the baton to the rest of the transport relay team.  For example, the ODA and others have generated vast amounts of data.  My understanding is, they are not contracted to harvest and process these data.  Organisations like the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), DfT and BIS could take responsibility for establishing mechanisms assuring the legacy of London 2012’s transport success.  The next leg of the race has started…

Read Daniel Ruiz's full article which shows on our Intelligent Mobility group.

 

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