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Are you ready for the Comm Games?

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If you thought traffic was bad on the Gold Coast on a normal day, just wait until the Commonwealth Games.

Organisers are working to address the traffic woes, launching a new advertising campaign to get as many cars off the road as possible during this year's major sporting event. 

They're encouraging Gold Coasters to start planning how they're going to get around in April, when 200,000 athletes, officials and spectators flock here.

Technical director for Get Set for the Games Rose McArthur says simple things like walking, car-pooling or riding to work or to the shops if and when you can, will do a lot to reduce traffic congestion.

"We're not asking for people to do this all day every day for a year; we're just saying, during the games, what are the small things you can do that will make a big, big difference," she said.

"The Games is going to be a fantastic time to see the coast on two wheels and also your journey will actually be more reliable and could be faster than if you take the car."

Head here for more suggestions on how you can avoid the inevitable gridlock and to plan ahead now.