Roads begin to reopen in Greenwich following Paralympics
By poppy_smith | Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 19:17
The London 2012 Games affected both private and public transport as thousands of athletes, officials and visitors arrived and moved around the city. Temporary road changes were drawn up by Games organisers Locog after taking account of feedback from residents and businesses.
The changes were agreed by Royal Borough of Greenwich after checking that they balanced local needs against the smooth running of the Games.
You can view a map of road changes on the Get Ahead of The Games website, but here is a summary of Games-time road changes in the Greenwich and Woolwich areas...
Many roads on the Paralympic Route Network are beginning to reopen in September soon after events in the associated venues end. The following is a summary of the schedule, based on information provided by Transport for London and Locog.
A2 Shooters Hill Road to Greenwich Park venue
- Most of the Paralympic Route Network temporary changes along Shooters Hill Road have returned to normal operation.
- Roads around Greenwich Town Centre are back in normal operation.
- Changes on Charlton Way will remain in place until 14 September 2012.
- From 8 September, the following roads in Greenwich Park are expected to reopen to pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles:
- Blackheath Avenue
- Jubilee Avenue
- Great Cross Avenue
- Bower Avenue
- Lovers Walk.
- The Avenue remains closed to motor vehicles but reopens for two-way access for cyclists until 1 October between 6am and 8.30am, and between 5.30pm until park closing times.
- Pedestrians will have two-way access alongside The Avenue.
- Romney Road will be closed overnight from 9pm to 5am on 17 and 18 September for the dismantling and removal of the temporary spectator footbridge. Traffic will be diverted via Shooters Hill Road.
Blackwall Tunnel, Sun in the Sands, Shooters Hill Road and North Greenwich Arena via A102
- Temporary road changes on this section of the Paralympic Route Network (PRN) will return to normal operation from 9 September 2012.
- PRN signs will begin to be removed from 8 September, and usual signs and markings will be restored as soon as possible.
Sun in the Sands Roundabout to Royal Artillery Barracks venue
- Most of the temporary road changes on this section of the Paralympic Route Network will be back in normal operation from 7 September 2012.
- PRN signs will be removed from 6 September. Usual signs and markings will be restored as quickly as possible.
- Ha Ha Road will remain closed until 19 September 2012.