Sustainable Travel to Special Events

The objectives of this paper are to identify international best practices in providing alternatives to the private car for access to medium special events (typically less than 100,000 visitors). It discusses local and international case studies reviewed, and provides details of the most effective sustainable transport tools and techniques available to planners, such as pedestrian facilities, cyclist facilities, public transport, taxis, ride sharing, trip planners, car park management, access plans and promotion channels. Special events are, by their nature, unusual periods in terms of transport demand and/or supply. In the majority of Australian states, planning controls for large special events are comprehensive, encompassing safety and risk management plans, traffic management plans and usually public transport plans. However, the current focus of planning for special events in Australia continues to be planning for and accommodating forecast travel demands. In particular, Local Councils and organizers of small and medium events currently have little guidance available regarding sustainable access opportunities.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: CD-ROM; References;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: ITE 2005 Annual Meeting and Exhibit Compendium of Technical Papers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01006827
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1933452080
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 26 2005 1:09PM