Traffic Management for Special Events

This paper deals with traffic management procedures and techniques developed by the authors and others for a number of annual and ‘one off’ sporting and cultural events that have taken place in and around Cape Town, South Africa over the past few years. These events include the: (1) annual Argus Cycle Tour which attracts 35 000 riders to Cape Town each year; (2) J&B Metropolitan Handicap Horserace held in Cape Town in January each year which has an annual attendance of 40 000 persons; (3) recent President’s Cup International Golf Challenge which was held in George in November of 2003; (4) annual Cape Minstrals Carnival held in late December and early January each year when the streets of Cape Town are taken over by 15 000 members of minstral and dance troupes in an orderly and well managed way in front of an estimated 100 000 spectators throughout the city; and (5) opening ceremony and a number of cricket matches at Newlands Cricket Stadium for the International Cricket Conference (ICC) World Cup Cricket tournament held in South Africa and Zimbabwe in February and March 2003. The paper highlights the similarities and differences between the systematic approach taken by the professional team to each of these events, which by nature are very different and involve the organizers of the event, a number of branches of the Local Authority including Traffic Control, Law Enforcement, Emergency and Protection Services, as well as the professional input of the Authors and their client - the City of Cape Town: Directorate Transport, Roads & Stormwater (Transport Planning Branch).


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures;
  • Pagination: 14p
  • Monograph Title: ITE 2005 Annual Meeting and Exhibit Compendium of Technical Papers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01006852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1933452080
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 26 2005 1:07PM