Olympic Freight Journey Planner goes live

Posted on 19th June 2012 By Charlotte Haye

Transport for London (TfL) has released its free Freight Journey Planner to help operators plan their journeys during this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The planner, developed by Pie Mapping, calculates the most appropriate route for operators to take during the Games period based on the date and time of day and the vehicle’s dimensions.
Although free to all, the journey planner offers further functionality to members of TfL’s Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme. This includes the ability to save your routes, chosen locations, and vehicle and driver details.
From later this month the planner will incorporate road event routes and the timings for the traffic management restrictions that will be in place around venues. From July, live data will be fed into the planner every five minutes providing new routeing options based on the latest information on road traffic incidents, congestion levels and temporary road closures.
Geoff Dunning, chief executive of the Road Haulage Association, says: “The good news is that this initiative won’t just benefit those who need to deliver products and service to the Games, it will also help operators who want to avoid the venues altogether.”
However, the Freight Journey Planner does not generate compliant Lorry Control Scheme routes and for these operators need to access the recently updated route approver.

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