Transport Minister Norman Baker has asked Londoners to consider Video Conferencing as one of the “new solutions” available during the 2012 Olympics.
In order to ease demand on Public Transport and minimise congestion on the roads, the Department for Transport is encouraging Londoners and Commuters “to travel and work differently during the Games”.
On one day alone it is predicted there will be up to 3 million additional journeys around London, on top of the average 12 million taken on a normal working day. Transport bosses aim to reduce non-Olympics demand on the public transport system by 30 per cent during the Games.
The Minister of Sport and Olympics has said that “By thinking creatively and adjusting travel patterns next summer, Londoners may still carry on business as usual.”
The Department for Transport is asking long-distance commuters to try different methods of working such as video conferencing and unified communications.
Mr Baker said "At DfT we’ll be cutting our travel footprint by half during the Games, with similar initiatives across Whitehall. But all businesses need to play their part too – there's plenty of help and advice out there so no excuse why we can’t reduce the amount we travel during the 17 days of the Games.”
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