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Sustainable Sports Event Transportation: Lessening the Ecological Impact of Major Sporting Events

July 10th, 2022

According to environmental activists, major sporting meets and commutes to these events are one of the biggest contributors of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. Sustainable efforts geared towards sports event transportation and tourism can largely minimize their ecological impact and instill environmental awareness and camaraderie in both fans and participants.

Although they are not continuously ongoing, major sports events are highly energy intensive. When individuals consider the electricity needed to power a single football, basketball, or baseball game, they will realize that a major sporting event such as the Super Bowl, NBA All-Star Weekend or The World Series consumes a staggering amount. Add to this the long line of cars and recreational vehicles making their way to the stadium, energy and water use, and the amount of trash people produce during these events.

Transport systems have a considerable impact on the environment, accounting for as much as 25 percent of world energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. One of the best ways that organizers and fans can help offset the ecological impact of major sporting events is to explore sustainable means of travel or transportation.

According to environmental studies and research, travelling in large groups or taking public transportation can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of a major sporting event. Therefore, when sports fans or event organizers enlist the services of sustainable transportation service companies, they allow spectators and participants to save on commuting costs and make a positive contribution to the environment, all while enjoying the sights and festivities.

Sustainable sports event transportation providers play a huge role in determining how eco-friendly a customer’s trip is. When sports fans decide to travel as a group or when event organizers are trying to choose their transportation provider, they should also look for event transportation or shuttle services that make use of hybrid vehicles and fuel-efficient fleets. There are even some companies that employ chauffeurs and drivers who are specifically trained to prevent unnecessary idling and to conserve fuel as they drive.

For sports event organizers, transportation management providers usually offer services that match their clients’ needs while ensuring exceptional travel experiences for the passengers. Whether it’s providing multiple load-in or drop off points to thousands of sports participants, spectators, and media, or simply bringing a small group of 20 from Point A to Point B, sustainable sports event transportation companies can offer the most eco-friendly solutions for their clients.

Since 1989, Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation (IT) has been providing corporate and individual event transportation services and solutions to the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout California. Voted as the “greenest” transportation company in the country, it has one of the largest fleets of high-tech, environment-friendly luxury vehicles in the indu