Whistling, shouting, door-slamming, reversing alarms and radios will all be turned to low volume for late-night delivery drivers on the Olympic Route Network (ORN).
Transport for London has issued a code of practice for out-of-hours deliveries which aims to reduce noise and inconvenience to local residents when the ORN comes into operation. The code, which was developed in partnership with the Noise Abatement Society and the Freight Transport Association, has been designed to try and keep the capital's businesses moving during the Olympics.
Lisa Lavia, Managing Director of the Noise Abatement Society, said:
"London Council's decision to support the principle of quiet, out-of-hours deliveries during Games time ensures that the rights of local residents are protected while taking a pragmatic approach to the challenge businesses making and receiving deliveries face this summer."
We hope that the refuse collectors of London are reading and taking note.
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