Olympic VIP Lanes Frustrates Commuters

By Community | July 25, 2012

It’s expected to be a busy two weeks in London during the Olympics, ed but drivers and commuters alike are already frustrated by some of the changes the city has made.

Two days before the start of the games, Olympic VIP lanes were reserved, causing congestion and frustration on London’s roads, according to the Associated Press.

The 48 kilometres of lanes will be operation from 6 a.m. to midnight throughout the Summer Games, and  unauthorized users are liable for a $200 fine. Londoners aren’t pleased with having to steer clear of the “elite” lane. Taxi drivers have staged protests at being kept out of the lanes in favour of Olympic athletes and officials.

Even government officials aren’t allowed to use the VIP lanes, which are reserved for athletes, officials, emergency services, and journalists. They’ll have to take the Tube like everyone else.