Sustainable Public Transport Planning for Special Events: Insights from Johannesburg, South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup



Sustainable Public Transport Planning for Special Events: Insights from Johannesburg, South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Authors

P Parida, Ingerop, ZA

Description

The objective of this paper is to identify and document public transportation-related activities related to the planning and management of special events.

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to identify and document public transportation-related activities related to the planning and management of special events viz. the 2010 FIFA World Cup event aims to provide an effective public transport solution which will meet the needs of all the various users during event.

The objective of this paper is to identify and document public transportation-related activities related to the planning and management of special events. In 1988, the National Highway Institute defined a special event as an occurrence that ?abnormally increases traffic demand? (unlike an incident or construction and maintenance activities that typically restrict the roadway capacity). Under this definition, special events may include sporting events, parades, fairs, and other planned events. Mega events imply mass movement to and from event venues and other areas of interest.

Facilitating successful access to special events is key to their success. This paper elaborates on the various aspects of public transport planning viz. infrastructure and operations. The City of Johannesburg (COJ) is the primary Host City for the 2010 FIFA World Cup event aims to provide an effective public transport solution which will meet the needs of all the various users during event. This paper focuses on the transport infrastructure provision and operational plan. In order to ensure spectators can access venues without unbearable congestion and that venue precincts are effective and safe, it is imperative that public transport carries the majority of general spectators to and from the stadia and other world cup venues and attractions. The operational plan is required to move spectators to the 2010 FIFA World Cup venues and the proposed scenario regarding the Public Transport service offering comprises of BRT Event Service, high usage of rail, maximizing the use of the existing Public Transport System as well as providing a Park and Ride and Park and Walk overlay service to the match venues. It also includes an assessment of the risks and responsibilities of primary stakeholders. Once the games are complete, this paper shall also analyse whether the city?s modal strategy of pro-public transport. ( 70:30 split) target was achieved or not. It shall also detail out the lessons learnt with respect to (1) motorist information, (2) traffic management, and (3) travel demand management needs which would be a ground for further analysis and future agenda for research.

Publisher

Association for European Transport