Travel & Transport: OpenAir St. Gallen Case Study
OpenAir St. Gallen (capacity 27,500) in Switzerland, set out to encourage eco-friendly travel by subsidising train tickets. OpenAir St. Gallen recognised that one of the reasons festival goers prefer to arrive by car rather than public transport is the expense of travel tickets. As a result, the festival subsidises public transport to make it more affordable. City buses as well as shuttle buses between parking / main station and festival site are included in the festival ticket and festival goers receive a 50% discount on train tickets to the festival through a collaboration with the Swiss national railway company.
It is part of the Erasmus+ project FUTURE FESTIVAL TOOLS, in which YOUROPE together with a team of partners from all over Europe has developed GREEN FESTIVAL STORIES – A COLLECTION OF INSPIRING EXAMPLES FROM ACROSS EUROPE. This guide shows you great cases in sustainable festival development within six focus areas:
- Materials & Waste
- Food & Drink
- Tarvel & Transport