My last pilgrimage to Oshkosh was about fifteen years back, so I've no idea what constitutes improvements over last year. But I'm happy to say that transportation at the site was excellent!
First, the diagonal roads from the new entrance worked very well. Along with Celebration Way going straight down the middle, the diagonals give one immediate options as to where to go and what to see. Great idea. Kudos! Maybe in coming years the right (southern) diagonal can be extended to Knapp St. too.
The bus park was working very well. Museum, seaplane base, UWO campus, etc. -- one stop shopping for wherever one needs to go. The fares were reasonable too. Great job!
The trams on site seemed to be heavily utilized and efficient. I never used them but they were always moving and the lines waiting to use them appeared managable. I walked everywhere (phew!) but so very many made us of the trams.
As to the previous post about reduced vehicle traffic on site -- if HQ really accompished that then that's a major accomplishment! Thanks from the bottom of my heart! I actually mentioned to my companion several times that the traffic was so low as to hardly be noticable to us pedestrians. Yeah, there were some food deliveries and porta-potty-pumpers moving about, but those are generally welcome services.
I participate in the spring and fall Auto Fairs at Lowes Motor Speedway every year. Those guys allow golf carts, cars and vendor trucks, food deliveries, etc. to run rampant all day long amongst the huge crowds of people. It becomes an aggravated competition for enough space to move and everyone becomes angry and uncooperative, It's a bad situation even before one considers the safety issues. Thank you so much for preventing such a situation! Walking about the show grounds was a true pleasure worth noting.
Just one suggestion for those of us walking all day long: how about a universal identifying tower/pole/flag for water fountains so we can spot them from a distance. There seemed to be plenty of them (once I had found them by week's end
), but many weren't easy for a thirsty pedestrian to spot.
Big thanks though. The transportation was outstanding!