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Message 1132470 - Posted: 27 Jul 2011, 8:11:40 UTC

With one year to go there are opening ceremonies today

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Message 1132675 - Posted: 27 Jul 2011, 20:04:08 UTC

I may be accused of being a spoilsport, but living and working in and around London, I cannot think of a worst place to be in a years time, traffic will be a nightmare, public transport will probably grind to a halt and heightened security will generally make life hell!

If I can possibly arrange it I will be out of the country on 27th July 2012. Still should be quiet everywhere else as they will all be heading for the UK.

Sorry, the prospect of the Olympics in the UK does nothing for me. :-(
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Message 1132678 - Posted: 27 Jul 2011, 20:11:38 UTC - in response to Message 1132675.  

I would not panic, and suggest looking at opportunities...

When Los Angeles hosted the Olympics, they re-arranged transportation in and around the events, and the flow of traffic was actually better than usual.

Also many of those who DID decide to get out of town were able to rent out
on a day/week basis their homes for extreme prices to those coming in to see or be part of the olympics.

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Message 1132751 - Posted: 27 Jul 2011, 23:28:10 UTC

Speaking as a chippy northerner, having seen how much this is costing Londoners on their council tax, can i just say, HA HA!
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Message 1132753 - Posted: 27 Jul 2011, 23:34:44 UTC

Well I do know one thing...London Underground is going to get swamped. Also, it'll teach those in the "Inner Transport Management" that they were foolish to go for these "modern" buses, especially those "damned Hoover Buses", & should have continued producing the Routemasters.

They kept London flowing.
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Message 1132785 - Posted: 28 Jul 2011, 1:18:14 UTC

I agree with soft spirit. Don't worry. I was a VIP host during the LA games. My job was taking the Olympic Committee big wigs around Southern California to "Wine and dine" them. I was given a car and credit card. It was amazing. I was able to drive everywhere in half the usual time. I think most people were so worried that they skipped town.
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Message 1132793 - Posted: 28 Jul 2011, 1:55:34 UTC

I survived the LA Olympics traffic jam. I lived in LA. There was no traffic. Why? Big employers shifted their work times to start either early or late. Gave a lot of flex time. All you need to do it pull about 10% of the traffic off the road at peak times and rush hour gridlock goes away. I think they also tried to put the game times so they didn't start too near rush hours. We are having that on Friday mornings in LA as the State Government furlough on Friday pulls enough people off the road to make them nearly free flowing. Friday evening everyone still goes out so it is a mess.

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Message 1132826 - Posted: 28 Jul 2011, 2:57:02 UTC - in response to Message 1132793.  

I survived the LA Olympics traffic jam. I lived in LA. There was no traffic. Why? Big employers shifted their work times to start either early or late. Gave a lot of flex time. All you need to do it pull about 10% of the traffic off the road at peak times and rush hour gridlock goes away. I think they also tried to put the game times so they didn't start too near rush hours. We are having that on Friday mornings in LA as the State Government furlough on Friday pulls enough people off the road to make them nearly free flowing. Friday evening everyone still goes out so it is a mess.

So did I, But at the time I lived in San Gabriel, I just had to commute to LA at night and home in the morning.

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