Sports fans invited to plan London 2012 Olympic travel

Sports fans invited to plan London 2012 Olympic travel

Sports fans heading to London for the 2012 Olympics are being invited to map out their route via an online journey planner.

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is encouraging fans to start booking their journeys to venues across London now to avoid delays and overcrowding come 2012.

The tool is believed to be the first of its kind for an Olympic Games.

The web portal covers the whole of Britain and includes services by rail, coach, bus, river and tube with a link through to purchase ticket from the relevant provider.

It also details routes for cycling and walking, and from early next year will allow users to plan their journeys by car.

“The nations’ transport networks will be extremely busy on routes leading to Games venues next summer and we have worked closely with travel providers to ensure people will be able to get to their events while maintaining background services,” said ODA director of transport Hugh Sumner.

City.Mobi

Also in Europe today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to London.

City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.

However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, Paris.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi.

London.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.