Having established an excellent relationship with an architectural company specialising in pedestrian flow in and around workplaces, ATR were commissioned to undertake two separate pedestrian surveys at Goodwood. One being at the ‘Glorious Goodwood’ festival and the other being at the Goodwood ‘Festival of Speed’ event. Both of these surveys required numerous pedestrian ‘screenlines’ to be surveyed so that pedestrian flow in and around the events could be established.
These opportunities presented us with a slight change from our normal ‘street based’ traffic survey and along with being involved with two prestigious and popular public events gave us challenges that we perhaps wouldn’t expect on our normal day to day to surveys.
The first challenge was the inability to get our vehicles close to where cameras were required to be installed due to restrictions imposed by the event. This therefore meant that our technicians had to manually carry all of the equipment across the racecourse and festival grounds between the vehicle and each camera site. This not only was tiring for the technicians but also resulted in the set up and removal of equipment taking much longer than normal.
The second challenge was the lack of ‘street’ furniture and this meant that at certain locations our technicians had to be fairly creative with camera locations in order to ensure the pedestrian ‘screenlines’ were all properly covered. All sites were agreed and signed off by the client before the survey commenced.
It was a great experience to be involved with two prestigious events and surveys that were slightly different to our normal work profile. We are always keen to be involved in more of these types of survey, no matter what challenges may present themselves.
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