Detailed plans released for town's Olympic park and ride
WARNING: Council chiefs are warning residents to plan ahead to avoid disruption caused by Olympic ticket holders using park and ride
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RESIDENTS are being asked to 'tolerate' the daily disruption 2,500 Olympic park and ride users will create.
Council staff hand-delivered letters to residents, providing details of the park and ride arrangements at Upton Court Park, in Upton Court Road, Slough, to Olympic venue Dorney Lake for rowing and sprint canoeing events.
The service will operate daily from July 28 until August 11 for the Olympic Games and from August 31 until September 3 for the Paralympics. Shuttles will run from 5am-7pm each day.
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) will take control of the site from July 1 and will leave the park by the end of September.
Joe Carter, Slough Borough Council head of transport, said: "We hope residents will be tolerant of any disruption that may occur, in the knowledge that the Olympics being so close is a once in a lifetime event.
"We will be taking action to protect the area from any inappropriate and inconsiderate parking from spectators who may wish to avoid the park and ride charges."
This will include restrictions for on-street parking.
He added: "We are aware that up to 2,500 vehicles a day, plus spectator buses, may cause some traffic disruption and wish all residents and businesses in the area to be fully aware of key timings and arrangements so they can plan in advance for any issues the site may have on their routines."
Park and ride users will enter the park at the eastern edge (known as the Rugby Club entrance) and leave their cars in the southern part of the park, south of the main tree line, near the motorway.
After the day's event, spectators will leave the park via the Rugby Club road.
The shuttle buses will enter the park via the main gates, opposite Lascelles Road, and leave through the southern end of the park, on to Datchet Road.
The buses will travel along Albert Street, via the Red Cow roundabout, and onto the Windsor Relief Road.
On the reverse route, buses will travel along Upton Court Road, before entering the park at the main gate.
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May 31, 10:17
It doesn't mention that cost is £12/day for car and £18/day for minibus plus £2.50 booking fee. No wonder they're worried about people street parking. Even Queensmere at £8/day looks a bargain !!
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