Monday, August 18, 2014

Barclays Center - A Green Transit Dream

The largest contributor to many team/stadium's carbon footprint is transport to and from events.  Brooklyn's Barclays Center, home of the New York Islanders and the Brooklyn Nets, makes it easier than easy for fans to arrive (and leave from) the arena without a car.

Located at 620 Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn, New York, Barclays Center is steps from Atlantic Terminal, which is conveniently marked as the Barclays Center stop.

The arena can be accessed from 11 subway lines, 11 bus lines, and the Long Island Railroad.  There are also 400 bike parking spaces available at the arena and only 550 affiliated car parking spots -- that's an 8:11 bike-to-car parking ratio, which is extremely impressive when compared to stadiums and arenas across the country. 

Barclayscenter.com has an extremely user-friendly "getting here" page to help guests plan out their carless routes.  This tool is even available in App form and can therefore be accessed on-the-go -- a necessity for green commuting.  See the web page here

A last innovation that makes green transit such an attractive option for fans and guests is that transit delays, status, and other updates are displayed within the arena.  Bringing this information inside the venue and making it easily accessible makes the process of public transit even easier and is an encouragement to fans to travel by bus or train.

Go Barclays!