Title

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING MADE THE TITANS' NEW STADIUM A SUCCESS

Authors

R Chester
D Himes

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2000

Subject Area

operations - capacity, operations - coordination, operations - traffic, planning - safety/accidents, planning - signage/information, land use - planning, policy - congestion, policy - parking, organisation - management, place - cbd, mode - bus, mode - park and ride, mode - pedestrian

Keywords

Transportation planning, Traffic signs, Traffic safety, Traffic management (Physical distribution), Traffic control, Traffic congestion, Telephone, Street closure, Stadiums, Shuttle service, Shuttle buses, Security measures, Security, Routing, Public information programs, Police traffic direction, Physical distribution, Pedestrian safety, Pedestrian movement, Parking capacity, Parking, Park and ride, Neighborhoods, Nashville (Tennessee), Litter, Law enforcement, Highway signs, Gridlock (Traffic), Fringe parking, Downtowns, Distribution, Crossing The Road, Coordination, Congestion management systems, City centers, Central business districts

Abstract

The opening of the Tennessee Titans' Adelphia Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee, brought an extensive amount of automobile, pedestrian, shuttle-bus, and charter-bus movement within the vicinity of the stadium and within Nashville's central business district (CBD). In this feature, the final in a series of three on Nashville, the authors describe the detailed traffic- and parking-management plans implemented to ensure safe and efficient traffic and pedestrian mobility before and after stadium events. The major components of the plan include specific vehicular and pedestrian routing for both pregame and postgame, designated parking plan for reserved and nonreserved parking, an extensive CBD shuttle and park-and-ride shuttle-bus plan, signing and street-closure recommendations, and police fixed-post locations. The plan also included provisions for local neighborhood management such as access and parking control, enforcement and security, cleanup, and the implementation of a citizen's hotline. Other issues addressed in the plan included coordination with other downtown events, a scaled-back plan for smaller events, and a multifaceted public-information plan to effectively communicate the details of the plan to all stadium attendees and affected parties.