08 Mar New Active Travel Case Study Developed with Stadion Energa
Since the launch of its guidance document – Active Travel Guidance for Sports Stadia – in 2014, Healthy Stadia has been working with a number of pioneering European clubs and stadia operators on the development of case studies offering further insight into the promotion of walking and cycling to sports stadia.
The second of these case studies to be published is from colleagues at Stadion Energa in Gdansk, Poland. This stadium is a multipurpose sports and entertainment venue with a 41,620 capacity that is home to tenant football club Lechia Gdansk. The stadium has an underlying philosophy of promoting physical activity to fans and local communities, with many active travel facilities, infrastructural development and partnerships that promote active lifestyles. Some of the stadium’s successes to date include:
- 366 cycle locking points provided free of charge to stadium users, 50% of which are covered stands
- Bike and inline skating and walking routes around stadium footprint
- Promotion of walking and cycling routes and maps to stadium
- Engagement of over 10,000 young people from local schools in ‘Bicycle May’.
Please download the full case study from the link below.
Is your venue promoting active travel?
Sports clubs have a lot to gain from promoting walking and cycling routes and installing suitable assets such as cycle locking facilities, in particular a healthier fan-base, more active workforce, and improved air quality around sports venues. We invite any stadium operators and/or clubs who are interested in showcasing their own work on active travel to apply for an ‘Active Travel Pledge Certificate’.
The certificate highlights commitment to promoting active travel, and provides clubs/stadia with a useful document for tender applications, social responsibility awards, and sustainability standards such as ISO 14001 and ISO 20121. To apply for the Certificate, please download a current practice template from the link below to structure examples of your current practice, and submit to us using the details provided. Examples from clubs that are deemed to be ‘best practice’ may be developed further into active travel case studies.
To download the Stadion Energa case study and the additional guidance documents mentioned above, please click: Active Travel Guidance