Transport Case studies

  • Delivering Transport for the London 2012 Games
    The scope of transport operations for the London 2012 Games was the most demanding the nation’s transport network has ever had to meet and the response of the UK transport industry was outstanding. Together it successfully delivered the best public...
  • Delivering a sustainable and accessible public transport Games
    The transport challenge was to move all visitors to the London 2012 Games while keeping London and the UK moving. A fundamental principle of the Olympic Park planning and design process was to enable access via low carbon, sustainable and...
  • London 2012 Active Travel programme
    Transport played a crucial role in delivering the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The challenge was to ensure reliable, safe and accessible transport for athletes, officials, media, staff, volunteers and spectators alongside the rest of London’s travellers every day...
  • Development and application of a carbon footprinting methodology for the Games
    In support of London 2012’s commitment to deliver a low carbon Games, it was essential to try and predict where significant emissions would arise and seek to avoid, reduce, replace or otherwise compensate for them. Existing carbon accounting and reporting...
  • Implementation of BS8901 sustainability management systems for events
    This case study describes the process undertaken by the ODA Transport team to implement a management system that achieved certification to this standard, and the learning that was gained.
  • Transport Knowledge Management
    This case study presents the challenges faced and explains how the approach taken by the ODA has led to a better prepared transport system for the Games and greater contextual awareness of a complex operation while saving money and leaving...
  • Carbon reduction in transport management
    London 2012 has developed a carbon footprint methodology which will provide for a benchmark in measuring the full project carbon footprint of a major event. This paper reviews the Olympic Delivery Authority’s (ODA’s) approach to reducing the carbon impact of...