Transport planning for 2014, Glasgow

11 December, 2014 | 18:15 - 19:30

Planning transport for major events such as the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup
Planning transport for major events such as the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup

About this event

A crowded calendar of events in Scotland during 2014 led to extraordinary demands on the country’s transport infrastructure and services.

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles were held within weeks of each other, resulting in Scotland being at the centre of the sporting world with a global TV audience reaching hundreds of millions of people.

So in a transport sense what would success look and feel like? Was this achieved? Did transport feature as a talking point, in terms of the big 2014 events, for politicians, the media, the business sector and the wider public?

This lecture will cover how the Scottish Government’s national transport agency, Transport Scotland worked with major event organisers and key stakeholders both at the transport planning and the operational delivery stages in the lead up to and during 2014.

Speaker

  • Hugh Gillies
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