The results of these tests were extremely positive: the average transportation
time between the Western Cluster (Porte de Saint-Cloud gate) and the Olympic Village
(Porte de Clichy) is 8 minutes, and 6 minutes from the Village to the Northern
Cluster (Stade de France®). The longest possible travel route between the most
distant portions of the sporting venues, between Porte de Saint-Cloud and Stade
de France® in Saint-Denis, only takes 13,5 minutes.
Essar Gabriel, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Paris 2012 said he was delighted
with the test results. His goal of "offering the best conditions for the athletes
while allowing the centre of Paris to breathe" can be reached. These also validate
the concept of an “Olympic Lane” and its capacity to offer an efficient and rapid
The results of the tests will help Paris 2012 complete the Transportation section
of their Candidature File to be submitted to the International Olympic Committee
on the 15 November 2004.