Olympic London has lost the plot – well it was always going to happen…

I’m trying not to become a GB (Games Bore) but this I could not resist. London Olympians are being treated to ‘Olympic Lanes’ – dedicated traffic lanes only officials and athletes can use when driving to and from events.

Like it isn’t hard enough to get round the Capital anyway! However the chaps and chapesses that have come up with this amazing logistical solution seem to have cut a few corners:

As usual the Daily Mail picked this little tidbit up pretty quick.

Where the hell is the average driver going to go (the lane for normal traffic is the bit in the middle)? Down the left? Can’t its a Bus Lane (£130 fine). Down the right? Can’t – will crash into oncoming traffic. Down the centre lane? Can’t its the Olympic Lane – £130 fine.

But its okay – what you do is just keep driving and as you reach the point at which the two dashed lines converge you are transported via a portal to your destination. Apparently.

Its quite fun – up until a week ago all preparations for the Games have gone according to plan and the media has been quite disappointed – no disasters, no cock-ups. But now with a week to go the security firm has admitted its security staff don’t exist and chaos is building on the roads.

Bring it on!

35 thoughts on “Olympic London has lost the plot – well it was always going to happen…

  1. We had to endure this, too, during the Summer Olympics in Atlanta in 1996…and someone failed to mention that it gets to be around 100 degrees F here in the summer..OOPS! The best part of hosting the Olympics is all of the neat “stuff” that is left behind like our Dancing Water fountain, and the new baseball stadium that was built, etc.

    • We may well be getting a little heatwave now after months of rain. Good timing! The pave where the Olympic Park is used to be a massive wasteland – go 100m outside the Park and it still is!

  2. London has perfected transportation technology?! When will this be available in the US, I wonder… 😛

  3. Those car lanes are hysterical! Of the two, maybe it’s easier to pass as an Olympian. I would claim to be a coach or someone equally as associated with the Olympics without the onus of actually being fit!

  4. I think if you go really really fast, your car gets thinner & you could drive down the white line between the bus lane & Olympic lane. I think it’ll work because I once saw that happen in a cartoon so it must be true.

  5. well, there has to be one way for the city to get their investments into stadiums and ‘gifts’ to IOC exec members back 😉 Good luck and all the best to your patience during the next weeks!

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