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Opposition swells to Olympic motoring curbs

For a couple of weeks in London next summer it seems that the world will stop for the Olympics. And for some that means literally, as plans to ensure officials, athletes and the media get to the games on time have met with a groundswell of opposition.

Plans drawn up by Transport for London could mean that motorists or cyclists would face a £200 fine if they are caught on the 56 miles of 'Games Lanes' set to be occupied by the 'Olympic Family.'

Outraged Daily Telegraph readers have suggested that officials could be transported to the Games by barge, as concerns over how London will cope with the impact of the Games reach fever pitch.

Employers are already being encouraged to be flexible with staff working hours, with Whitehall allowing up to 40 percent of civil servants to work from home during the Olympics.

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