TfL are doing a huge amount of work to prepare London for the inevitable delays on public transport around the various Olympic events and have produced a series of rather pretty maps showing road, tube, rail and bus hotspots which were launched on the Get Ahead of the Games website last month.
The hotspot data, now available in the developer's area of the TfL website, is free to use and TfL hope that developers will grab the opportunity to create apps which will help make travelling around the capital less arduous. Reduce, reroute, retime and remode is TfL's mantra for the Olympics weeks. Director of Games Transport Mark Evers said:
"TfL's open data policy means that our regular live travel information feeds are already available online, leading to the develoment of some fantastic apps to help Londoners move around. Making this hotspot data freely accessible to developers will ensure that this information is widely available to customers in the form that best suits them"
An additional £6.5bn has been invested to upgrade travel services and ensure an Olympics legacy once the extra 3m visitors have departed. In the words of TfL themselves; if there's sport rather than transport on the front page, we've done our job properly.