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Is Inline Skate the Answer to London’s Transport Problems?

Transport For London (TFL), the official body charged with managing the travel networks in the British capital, has urged commuters to take-up rollerblading in advance of the 2012 Olympic Games. In a move that demonstrates a worrying deficit of confidence in London’s public transport system, the body has initiated a two-pronged public campaign, which has focused on extreme sports.
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The first objective is to encourage commuters to utilise alternatives methods of getting around the city. The second is to encourage London office workers to take up after-hours sporting hobbies, such as rock climbing, mixed martial arts and capoeira, in order to avoid congestion at peak travel times.
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Last month, TFL employed the services of British parkour troupe, 3Run, in order to illustrate the merits of travel by foot around the capital. The group performed their freerunning stunts between major London Underground stations, whilst TFL employees simultaneously handed out leaflets imploring Londoners to forgo using buses and subway trains at the time of the Olympics. This week, the local governmental body released a series photos showing commuters skating to their city-centre offices.
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Concerns for how London’s century-old underground railway system would fare during the Olympic Games were increased this month following Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. The four-day-long royal party attracted record crowds, with 1.2 million street revellers in the Capital on the day of the river pageant alone. This caused huge queues to form at many central London Underground stations.
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The crowds for the Olympic Games are expected to be even greater than those experienced at the Jubilee celebrations, with between 1.5  and 2 million spectators predicted to turnout for various public events. If you are a London office worker, heeding the advice of TFL is highly recommended.
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Words by A.L. Cuin.

Tags: Extreme Sports, Inline skate, London 2012, London Games, Rollerblading, TFL, The Olympic Games, Transport For London

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