Games Data for the London 2012 Olympics (Past Event)
To assist hauliers and freight operators to cope with road closures and restrictions caused by the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the PIE Data Exchange was updated with all the changes affecting London’s road network during the Olympics.
The Games restriction data included the Olympic and Paralympic Road Networks (ORN/PRN), temporary banned turns, road closures, changes to direction of flow, road events and restricted areas.
PIE constantly updated and digitised all the venue, roads, and road event time based restrictions into one smart database. This enabled users and automatic tools to make informed decisions, based on the best online data.
All the Games data, including time based restrictions, was available to be ‘sliced and diced’ to meet your needs. The data was available to be licenced and used within your own tools and processes. If the restrictions changed, you were able to get updated and accurate information.
PIE Data Exchange Games Data in use:
TfL Freight Journey Planner
The PIE Data Exchange Games Data was maintained and kept up to date to support the TfL Freight Journey Planner. This tool enabled users to generate a route for any day during the Games and obtain an workable route through all the restrictions
London Lorry Control Scheme
The online routing and approval tool, London Lorry Route Approver, automatically generated a compliant route specifically suited to the size of the vehicle, avoiding width, weight and height restrictions. Once a route was planned, the online system submitted the route to London Councils for instant, automated approval to operate on those routes between the July to September Games period. This created the best route and ensured compliance with the London Lorry Control Scheme.
To help fleet operators plan and prepare during the Games, the Routes Gateway queried all the available options by vehicle type & time of day and processed all the multiple route options simultaneously. It used the same TfL and London Council approved road network data, Games restriction data and Olympic routes. This enabled Operators to assess the predicted arrival time, the best departure and journey times & distance.