Olympic Legacy – Where’s The Freight?

I am grateful to Diamond Geezer for highlighting that consultation has started on the plans for the Olympic Legacy projects. I turned straight to the consultation documents because I am enthusiastic about the Olympic project and particularly about the legacy potential.

As a freighty person the first thing I do when I see documents like these is search for words such as “freight”, “deliveries” or “goods”. The only place where “freight” is mentioned is in the context of moving freight by water. Deliveries are not mentioned at all.

My company was heavily involved in getting the Prescott Lock funded, so I am glad to see the reference to moving freight on the waterways. But seriously, how can you plan a development of this scale without planning for freight right from the start? Why is it that the public transport infrastructure is deemed to be essential, but infrastructure for bringing in goods and services is treated as an afterthought?


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