The Olympic Delivery Authority has published details of extensive road closures (in PDF format) within what is planned to become the Olympic park. A second, slightly different version of the map and information ishere. The affected roads are Waterden Road, White Post Lane, Carpenters Road, Marshgate Lane, Pudding Mill Lane and Bridgwater Road. Warton Road has already been closed for a few months. Temple Mill Lane is likely to close as part of the Stratford City development. All footpaths, towpaths, cycle ways and water ways will also be closed on 2 July, though the ODA says that it intends that the Greenway and the Lea Navigation eastern towpath should remain open. Let’s hope so. We have unfortunately seen what can happen to intentions and assurances when it comes to delivering the Olympics, with the velopark area now planned to be shrunk from 34 hectares to at most 10 hectares, a replacement road racing circuit shoehorned alongside the A12, and no proper replacement mountain biking facility provided. Poignantly, the now demolished Lee Valley cycle circuit (AKA Eastway) continues to appear on the map used by the ODA to publicise the road closures.

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