Promote Alternative Transportation

Most of a regatta’s carbon footprint is caused by the travel associated with getting to and from the event.

By hosting your event in an area that’s easy to walk or bike to and providing secure bike storage (one or two sturdy bike racks), you can do your part to provide sustainable alternative transportation options. Reach out to local walking or biking organizations to determine the best routes and recommendations for your event.

To fulfill this Best Practice do at least one of the following:

  • Provide secure bike racks to promote bicycling.
  • Encourage public transportation, carpool, or hybrid cars to/from event in all print/online communications.
  • Give a parking discount or VIP parking spots for participants who carpool or drive hybrids.