Events of different character will attract different age and gender mixes and different transport mode choices - one venue might host events as different as rugby/football/horse shows and even pop concerts. Sports such as rugby or football can have different varied traffic patterns dependent on the home location of the competing teams.
If private cars are the dominant transport mode then average car occupancies can be expected to vary with the different event types. Vehicle types to manage will include private hire coaches, taxis, cars, motorcycles and pedal cycles. Events such as horse shows and motor racing circuits will require parking arrangements for specialist vehicles such as horse boxes and motorbikes. The routing of these vehicles will need careful planning to avoid significant cross flows of any types of traffic which will include restricting vehicle traffic on specific pedestrian routes between a rail station and the event location. Patterns of arrival and departure will vary. Spectators for some events arrive over several hours whilst other events they attract concentrated arrivals shortly before the start time. Conversely the patterns for departure must be carefully managed to minimise delays. With coaches being parked away from the event location it will be necessary to manage ‘set down’ and ‘pick up’ points. These points will be needed to be close to the location and these places must be carefully managed during disembarking and reloading.
For taxis the location of an all day rank is crucial because it presents licensed Hackney vehicles with an effective service facility. In not providing such a facility an uncoordinated drop off and pick up situation will arise on one of the main road spines. This in turn will create a serious risk assessment issue for the venue organiser. The arrival and departure of commercials associated with the set up, running and break down of the event needs to be carefully programmed. In most greenfield sites it will be necessary for them to arrive before and depart after the main spectator/visitor traffic. They may also require specialist access and departure routes. Disabled parking spaces should be provided which have an initial set down area which is a hard standing apron adjacent to a suitable gate entry point.
Our services include a 'Start to Finish Approach'. Having agreed requirements with the client/venue organiser, the following services are available:
Parking plans encompassing any traffic management requirements inclusive of satellite facilities (park and ride).
Signage - internal (most standard)
and external (for external see traffic management area).
Comprehensive stocks of car parking control equipment, cones, barriers, stakes, tape, rope and sign boards for use with cars, coaches, HGVs and motorbikes.
- Home office licensed radios.
- Insurance - comprehensive liability cover with disclaimer display.
- Risk assessment for health and safety policy.
Experienced UK regional staff.
Uniformed personnel, including various hi-vis uniforms.
- Formal employment application and vetting apply to all personnel.
- Daily traffic analysis.
- Provision of personnel (audit/ticket sellers) for car park ticket sales where appropriate.
- Full daily audit reporting with associate accounting analysis.
- Multi-agency consultation.
The car parking staff are most likely to be the first personnel with whom customers will have the opportunity of verbal contact, so we understand that first impressions are important. Therefore their assistance will reflect substantially upon your customers' overall impression of your event organisation.
SITE ACCESS and MANAGEMENT
A safe internal traffic system is vital to the well being of an event site both during build and breakdown. In achieving this you will reduce site congestion and ensure that the build is not delayed.
Our banks-man and traffic marshalls will ensure safe and and controlled vehicle movement on to and around the venue. The creation of one way systems, vehicle holding areas and enforcing vehicle movement rules are included in this procedure.
Traffic controllers can record access and egress movement of vehicles into restricted areas which can reduce equipment theft.