Transport and Travel Impacts

What are the Basic Measures?

Basic measures include

  • Travel Management Plan

This is a plan for managing how visitors can access the event by various forms of transport, and on-site and off-site infrastructure that is needed. Indicators of on-site management include:

  • Number of car parking spaces (including disabled and car sharing places)
  • No. of motorcycles parking spaces
  • No of cycling parking spaces
  • On site cycle and walking routes

Indicators of the presence of off-site infrastructure include

  • Local walking and cycling routes
  • Local bus station(s) and bus stops (including information on routes and frequency of services)
  • Local train station(s) (including information on routes and frequency of services)
  • Local road network

To reduce the environmental impact of visitor travel, the Travel Management Plan should also identify ways to reduce road congestion and encourage visitors to travel using more sustainable modes (e.g. public transport or car-sharing). It may also include specific targets, for example, “X% increase in the number of visitors travelling by public transport”. The plan should also record the success of any specific initiatives developed to encourage more sustainable travel choices. Below are several resources that can assist event organisers when developing a travel management plan for their event.


Examples of Traffic and Transport Management Plans are provided below:

T in the Park

Isle of Wight Festival

Resource Efficient Scotland

A Scottish Government Programme delivered by Zero Waste Scotland, which helps organisations in the private sector, third and public sectors to reduce costs by reducing energy, water, and raw materials use and manage waste efficiently.