2010 Review of Waste and Resource Management
Recommendation 8 of 9

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Recommendation

That LOCOG report on how materials under its direct control and influence are transported from venues during all phases of its Games operations and maximise the use of more sustainable transportation modes (e.g. low / zero emission road vehicles, rail and water).

History

Status at 31 Mar 2013

Complete

Two trials were run of barge movements with a total of 38 shipping containers full of furniture delivered to a wharf on the River Thames close to North Greenwich Arena. A study has concluded that significant air quality, congestion and noise benefits arose from the removal of containers from the road onto water but no carbon benefits were realised. It was concluded that greater volumes, weights and distances travelled are needed to deliver carbon benefits. http://learninglegacy.independent.gov.uk/documents/pdfs/sustainability/mr-sustainability-strategies-for-delivery-goods.pdf Truck and drawbar combinations (with two demountable containers) were used extensively instead of traditional tractor and semi-trailer configurations for the delivery of furniture to the Olympic and Paralympic Village. This enabled much greater load volume to be carried at one time, reducing road runs saving 156 runs and more than 7,500 litres of diesel. The majority of vehicles were equipped with telematics to profile and learn from delivery runs and this will benefit the fleet in legacy. Ten dual biomethane/diesel large tractor units and 2 smaller electric trucks were used, along with 3 hybrid diesel-electric trucks, five bicycles and 15 manual delivery trolleys. Complete

Status at 01 Oct 2012

Progress Made

Status at 31 Mar 2012

Progress Made

LOCOG logistics are reviewing their options for movement of materials. This includes some electric vehicles, use of biodiesel with over 50% biofuel if sources can be found, new vehicle options that will significantly reduce emissions, possible use of barge for part transport to the Olympic park and possible use of rail to nationwide venues. Waste movements will be dependent on the waste contractor and are likely to all be by road. Progress Made

Status at 31 Dec 2011

Progress Made

Status at 30 Sep 2011

Progress Made

Status at 30 Jun 2011

Progress Made

Status at 31 Dec 2010

Progress Made

LOCOG logistics are reviewing the options on what modes of transport will be most appropriate for their locations and materials that need moving. Road vehicles are likely to form the bulk of the logistics movements but they are developing a range of alternative fuel options. They are also looking at elements of rail and river transport where possible. A barge opportunity has been placed on CompeteFor Waste movements will be dependent on the waste contractor who will be appointed shortly. Progress Made

Status at 30 Sep 2010

Progress Made

Status at 30 Jun 2010

Progress Made

Status at 31 Dec 2009

This review was published in March 2010. A statement on progress will be provided in the 2010 Annual Review.

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