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What Medals Should the London 2012 Olympics Get for Sustainability?

What Medals Should the London 2012 Olympics Get for Sustainability?

No one can deny that the London 2012 Olympic Games were a brilliant success. The athletes were magnificent, the crowds were enthusiastic, the trains ran on time and the place looked great. London's claim to fame was that it was going to present the greenest, most sustainable games ever. So how did they do? Bonnie Alter/CC BY 2.0 Transportation : Gold. The trains and subways and buses and cable cars transported hundreds of thousands of people with few glitches. New modes of transport were developed (the Javelin train) and existing linkages improved. Cyclists were the one group that did not benefit . But given the predictions of gloom and doom, London deserves huge congratulations for being a pubic transport Olympics all the way. Bonnie Alter/CC BY 2.0 Buildings : Gold. There are some pretty magnificent buildings remaining as a legacy: the Velodrome, the Aquatics Centre, plu...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/infrastructure/end-olympics.html

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