Title

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT FOR DETROIT GRAND PRIX 1988

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1989

Subject Area

operations - capacity, operations - traffic, infrastructure - traffic signals, planning - route design, policy - parking, organisation - management, place - cbd, mode - bus, mode - pedestrian, mode - pedestrian

Keywords

Walkways, Walks, Vehicular traffic control, Traffic signals, Traffic management (Traffic control), Traffic lights, Traffic control signals, Temporary traffic control devices, Street traffic control, Special events, Signs, Signing, Road closings, Pedestrian walkways, Paths, Parking capacity, Parking, Highway traffic signals, Highway traffic control, Footways, Downtowns, City centers, Central business districts, Bus routes

Abstract

This paper highlights the major traffic issues that have been experienced in connection with the Grand Prix races in Detroit, and indicates measures that have been taken to deal with those issues. Basic experiences that can be applied to other special events relate to planning, communications, and publicity. The traffic management techniques described here relate to street closures and barricading, pedestrian walkways, traffic signals, temporary traffic signs, parking and bus rerouting. It has been found that the extensive planning and media campaign have payed off in a minimum of disruption for downtown businesses and activities during race week.