As many of you may know, phase two of the 2010 Olympic transportation plan were released today. (Phase one of the plan came out in March.)
Most of the key info focuses on road closures and traffic management, and here’s a few links with more detail on that.
- an article from the Vancouver Sun
- one from the Province
- the official VANOC press release
- the Transportation page at Vancouver2010.com
Expanded Olympic transit service, plus travelsmart2010.ca
We’d also like to highlight TransLink’s expanded Olympic transit service in Metro Vancouver, which was announced today as well.
More transit info has been added to the revamped 2010 Games section of our website. In particular, the February 2010 Transit Service page covers the extensions to bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus, and West Coast Express service.
Another key item announced was the launch of travelsmart2010.ca, which is intended to be a one-stop shop for updated Olympic travel info before and during the games.
TransLink and the Olympic and Paralympic Transportation Team
TransLink is just one of many partners in the Olympic and Paralympic Transportation Team, which looks to manage the extraordinary travel demands of the event.
During the Olympics, TransLink’s chief role is to provide public transportation throughout Metro Vancouver, and to the six Olympic venues in the Lower Mainland. VANOC will provide bus transportation to the Whistler venues from Metro Vancouver, and B.C. Transit will be providing transit within Whistler itself.
Our fellow partners in the Transportation team are VANOC, the City of Vancouver, Resort Municipality of Whistler, BC Transit, the provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit. Planning is also supported by other partners, including Transport Canada and the municipalities of Richmond and West Vancouver.
What Olympic travel info you would like to see?
I’ll have more details on Olympic transportation as we draw closer to the event.
And if you have any suggestions about Olympic travel info you’d like us to put up, please do let us know in the comments! We’d love to put together info you’d find useful during the Games period.