The Olympics (as seen from 2006)
travelling Carpenters Road on our 178
will be driving straight through the future site of the
Aquatics Centre (that
with the Metro-Scania at Clapton
Pond comes to mind) and within hailing distance of the main Olympic
Stadium site. Maybe by 2012 the long jump men will be jumping
the length of an RF
- Bob Beamon’s
unbroken 1968 Olympic record falls just a few inches short.
The triple jumpers, however, have already beaten the 18 metres of a
On the north side of the Olympic Park, RFs on the 236
will be passing the sites of the Olympic
Velodrome and the Olympic Village. Apartments accommodating
16,000 athletes and officials will, post-Games, be transformed into
new homes (half of them promised to be "affordable" for local
people) contributing to "long-term regeneration of the area".
Just south of the Village will be Stratford City - a new shopping,
leisure, shopping and business development (and shops) with
Stratford International station at its heart.
Stratford will be the London stop for trains linking
continental Europe with towns and cities beyond London. Paris
to Stratford in 2 hours by 2007! And for 2012, a high
capacity ‘Olympic Javelin’ service will whisk spectators from St
Pancras to the Games in 7 minutes, just one of 10 rail lines
serving the Olympic Park.
Olympic cycling will, however, not involve
Photo © Peter Osborn, October
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