With the opening of the Tokyo Olympics coming up next week, police officers dispatched from all over the country, who are in charge of traffic control in Tokyo, visited the area around the venue on the 12th and confirmed the procedure for guiding the vehicles of the people involved in the Games.
During the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, road congestion is expected around the venue, and about 650 police officers dispatched from all over the country, in addition to the Metropolitan Police Department, will be in charge of traffic control.
A preview of the area around the venue has been held since this month, and on the 12th, eight police officers from Wakayama Prefectural Police and Shimane Prefectural Police visited the intersection near Tokyo Big Sight in Koto Ward.
In addition to serving as a base for domestic and foreign media, this venue is located on a route connecting the Olympic Village and another competition venue, so many related vehicles are expected to pass through.
After receiving an explanation from the person in charge of the Metropolitan Police Department, the eight people were checking the procedure for guiding the vehicles of the people involved in the tournament while actually standing at the intersection and controlling the traffic.
Takashi Suriishi, police officer of the Wakayama Prefectural Police, said, "I realized that there is a lot of traffic. I want to prevent traffic accidents during the period and make an effort to make the tournament go smoothly."
Around the venues in Tokyo and Chiba prefectures, there will be a "dedicated lane" that prohibits traffic other than tournament-related vehicles and a "priority lane" that requires the course to be given to tournament-related vehicles. Operation begins.
In line with this, the Metropolitan Police Department and others have decided to start large-scale traffic regulation, and are calling for refraining from using cars in the city center during the period.Keywords: