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The Paris public transport system is well maintained and extensive. The "Strategic Transport Plan" fulfils the needs of Games constituents, including people with a disability. Travel times will be minimal, supported by dedicated "Olympic Lanes".
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100% of the Olympic and Paralympic venues are served by the existing public transport system.
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Capitalising on a Comprehensive and Efficient Transport Network
Transport infrastructures in Paris and the greater Paris area run smoothly and offer comprehensive coverage of the region; they are used for more than 23 million journeys daily. 100% of the Olympic and Paralympic venues are already served by the existing public transport system, which is constantly upgraded. Special effort is focused on improving accessibility for people with limited mobility, adding connections between the capital and the bordering towns and achieving the objective of sustainable development. The Games’ legacy in terms of public transport infrastructures will be significant including, notably complete overhaul of the RER B line, extensions to a number of Metro and Tramway lines and the construction of the Eole-Evangile station.
A Major Objective: Safe, Efficient, Reliable and Punctual Transport
In order to ensure fully-dependable transport for its users, Paris 2012 has set up a Strategic Transport Plan based on:
• the "One Village, Two Clusters" concept,
• a specially-created dedicated governance structure: the "Olympic Transport Organisation" (OTRO),
• "dedicated Olympic lanes" and "reduced-traffic" lanes, set up to ensure that travel times are kept to a minimum for all accredited vehicles,
• "park and ride" for all spectators with tickets,
• free, around-the-clock public transport for spectators with tickets.
Cutting Down on Distances and Travel Times
Most of the competition venues are located in the Northern and Western Clusters, equidistant (6 km) from the Olympic Village. Average transport time:
• between the Olympic Village and the Western Cluster is 9 minutes,
• between the Olympic Village and the Northern Cluster is 8 minutes
• between the main Olympic Family hotel, situated in the centre of Paris, the Olympic Village and the competition venues is 10 minutes.
The Environment: A Major Focus of the Strategic Transport Plan
Paris 2012 has planned to incorporate low-emission shuttle buses, a 20% reduction in road traffic during the Games and low-impact transport methods (bicycles, river shuttles, etc.).
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