TRANSPORT STUDY FOR THE XII COMMONWEALTH GAMES

The study was prepared for the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The prime objective of this study was to develop an appropriate transport strategy, embracing all land transport modes, for the 1982 Commonwealth Games. The study examined a broad range of options for transporting spectators, competitors, officials and VIP's to and from the events. The major physical components of the strategy include a series of peripheral car parks located to intercept motorists approaching the main venue from all directions, shuttle bus services operating between the car parks and the main stadium, special rail services with shuttle bus services, closure of major roads in the vicinity of the main stadium to give bus movements priority and protect the surrounding areas from a massive influx of vehicles parking on-street, provision of bus priority treatments on major approach routes, and the control of traffic at major intersections surrounding the site to allow only accredited vehicles (such as buses, taxis, residents' vehicles, VIP's etc) to pass. The operational components of the strategy anticipate the rail system being used to its maximum capacity, and the encouragement of high levels of car occupancy. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, Incorporated

    Cambridge, MA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1981 12:00AM