When you have planned an exciting event, whether it’s a community Halloween fundraiser or a trade fair, the last thing visitors want is chaotic traffic or pedestrian experiences. A traffic control plan in Melbourne will increase safety and enjoyment.
Here are some best practice traffic control examples.
Effective flow plans are important for vehicles moving off the approach road and parking. Bad planning will cause back-ups which runs the risk of rear-ender accidents or attendees turning away.
Channelisers at parking entrances will separate incoming and exiting vehicles, and railings on either side of the driveway will stop pedestrians from mixing with traffic. Traffic management Melbourne officers can perform crosswalk officer duties if needed for channelling people to and from their cars.
Unmarked parking makes it difficult for visitors to maintain well-spaced, uniform parking. The use of parking flags, cones or other markers will avoid wasted parking space and risky parking angles.
Lack of lighting is a common cause of accidents, so it is vital that access points are well light as well as the approach paths or roads. Lighting pathways will prevent tripping and will safely guide people to the event entrance.
The visibility of traffic controllers is important for their safety and helpful for your visitors as well. Reflective safety vests are the simplest solution. And if reduced lighting is expected, then a flashlight is recommended.
Personal safety equipment not only increases safety but also gives traffic controllers a degree of authority for traffic control instructions.
If your event is being held in a suburb or town that is usually very quiet, then the surge of traffic will increase risks at intersections significantly.
It would be helpful to use a three-quarter intersection at the access. This means setting up a barrier to stop left turns or right turns in order to stop log jams and risky decisions by drivers.
In addition to event marketing signs and entrance signs, it is helpful to have warning signage to alert drivers turning off the highway that there will be event congestion ahead.
‘Slower Event Traffic Ahead’ signage would be helpful from approximately 2 kilometres away so non-attendees can make a detour decision.
Having traffic approach information and a map demarcating parking on the event website will reduce commuting frustration for attendees as well as information about the three-quarter intersection.