Make a stand to change our Transport Systems!
1st March 2016
Is Transport an essential tool for events?
Transportation issues are increasing, as event managers are constantly identifying ways to improve the sustainability transport in future years. However, transportation is imposing in large costs and lost in traffic congestion. As a result of this, event managers are processing what impacts they can put in place in order to minimise these issues from happening, and also focusing on a faster and more resourceful ways of transporting stakeholders to and from events.
Most festival events are increasing their green polices in order to produce a more sustainable way of transport. Festivals are seen to be more challenging areas to get to, as a result of this, event managers are increasing their public transport in order to run the process smoothly as-well as help increase the green environment. Although, many festival events such as; Glastonbury, Shambala, V festival etc… are the types of events that benefit from reliable sources of transportation and involves themselves in making new ways of an easier and more maintainable future for travel.
- Do you agree that all festival events should introduce a green policy travel plan, in order to minimise issues from occurring and enhance a more sustainable environment?
We need to increase our Sustainable Transportation!
Issues associated with energy, natural resource depletion, climate change, and other environmental issues are likely to grow in importance and create motivation for changes in transportation activities and agency decision-making.
Sustainability is a term that focuses on the balance amongst economic, environmental, and social concerns, and developing and providing a system that can be sustained over the long-term.
Many Festival events are reducing the causes of congestion by improving eco-friendly ways of getting about. Promoting public transport facilities and car sharing are just a couple of the ways in which congestion and sustainable transportation can be improved. Shambala and Glastonbury are both festivals that demonstrate the importance of minimising the sustainability issues that reflect badly on events, so that event managers can make changes and increase these transportation issues for more eligible ways of getting around for future events.
Green travel plans are inflicted amongst stakeholders as many festival events influence people to travel in more sustainable ways in order to restore our environment and enhance our sustainability future.
- Do you believe we should increase more sustainable ways of transportation?
We must promote all events to think about our environment and ensure we have a sustainable future in our events industry!
Consumers need better ways of Transport…
There are a range of transportation systems that are available within most events. Transport is an essential tool within the events industry and is highly significant on the purpose of an event taking place.
Event consumers suggest that without ranges of transport, events can lose their effectiveness which can reflect on the stakeholders expectations and can seek major problems before the event has begun.
- Should events have a variety of transport options or do you believe there should be one option prior to the event that is taking place?
- How can we change and promote new and more sustainable ways of travel?
What can be done?
- Private Transport/Lift Sharing
There are a range of transportation issues that can minimise event spacing and cause congestion on main roads and highways. As a result of this, private transport issues are formed from the lack of car sharing and less people using public transport facilities. These are a few issues that underpin issues in private transport;
- Fuel Prices
- Waste of Carbon Footprint
- Environmentally irresponsible
- Road Works
- Traffic Jams
In addition to passenger travel, changes in global and national economic activity, fuel prices, and policy will influence freight travel demand.
- Do you agree that car sharing should be more essential for our events?
A lot festival events use car sharing as a vital component of transport in order to minimise the carbon footprint and improve events sustainability for future years. Festival transport are improving throughout the years, whilst the use of private transport during these events is slowly minimising in order to increase a better environment and to promote more use in public transport facilities. Car transport is the most popular type of travel, the increase of stakeholders rely on car travel as a more productive and faster way of travelling to and from events.
- Would private transport be more efficient in terms of festival events?
Festivals are finding new ways of promoting greener types of travel to minimise the carbon footprint and reduce waste of energy.
Glastonbury Festival (2009)
2. Public Transportation- More facilities and Greener ways of Transport
- Public transport is a key component in which event managers mainly rely on.
However, the use of public transport can cause a range of problems as it’s a reliability on public services being on time and making sure their working more efficiently. Most events have a variety of different ways of transport either public or private.
However, public transport holds a huge responsibility for time consumption as-well as a great amount of reliability that consumers can trust and rely on.
These highlight a few issues that pubic transport suffer from;
|· Use of Energy||· Pollution|
|· Time Restrictions||· Technical Faults|
|· Capacity of people||· Overloading|
|· Road Congestions||· Road Works|
As a result of these common issues, all events must ensure that they have a suitable area for both personal and public ways of transport in order to minimise problems from occurring.
Copyright Image: Geograph – Glastonbury Festival Car Park (2009)