Special Events Planning, 2010

(2010) Special Events Planning, 2010. Transportation, Department of


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The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) Special Events Planning (SEP) document is a collection of Special Event Management Strategic Plans for individual events throughout the state of Iowa. The development of the SEP document focused on improving travel, safety and efficiency to and from Iowa’s largest traffic generating events through the review of event specific traffic management components. Initially, three events were selected from the state of Iowa for inclusion in the SEP document. As Strategic Plans are developed for additional events, those events will be included in the SEP document. The three initial events that are included in this SEP are: • Iowa State Fair; • Iowa State University Home Football Games; • University of Iowa Home Football Games. The Strategic Plan for each event documents existing transportation conditions for the event based on field observations, highlights positive existing practices and issues for consideration, and provides recommendations, both short and long term, to be considered as potential improvements to event operations. The objective of each Strategic Plan was, at a high-level, to analyze traffic and pedestrian flow at each event and to work with event staff, agencies and others in developing roadway, operations and safety improvements where appropriate. The SEP document is intended to be a “living” document with updates to the Strategic Plans occurring as warranted and additional Strategic Plans being incorporated for other events. The enacting of recommendations contained within each Strategic Plan is not a mandate for the responsible agency for a particular event. The Strategic Plans are intended to provide a basis for discussion between the Iowa DOT and agencies involved in the planning and implementation of transportation operations for large traffic events regarding opportunities to improve the event patron’s experience.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Note: This record contains 4 report, entitled: 1) Special Events Planning; 2) Iowa State Fair Special Events Management Strategic Plan; 3) Iowa State University Football Special Events Management Strategic Plan; and, 4) University of Iowa Special Events Management Strategic Plan. These reports are NOT deposited individually in this repository. These reports are the result of the research project "Improving Transportation for Large Scale Events Within the State of Iowa" found at http://www.intrans.iastate.edu/research/projects/detail/?projectID=-350831498
Keywords: Research projects; Traffic congestion; Traffic control; Traffic delays; Traffic flow; Traffic forecasting; Traffic restraint; Traffic safety; Traffic volume; Trip generation; Event mangement; Iowa State Fair; Iowa State University Football; Cyclones; University of Iowa Football; Hawkeyes; Des Moines; Ames; Iowa City
Subjects: Recreation and tourism
Recreation and tourism > Fairs and festivals
Recreation and tourism > Fairs and festivals > Iowa State Fair
Recreation and tourism > Sports
Recreation and tourism > Tourism
Transportation > Traffic Management
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Traffic safety
ID Code: 20588
Deposited By: Leighton Christiansen
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2015 13:01
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 13:01
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/20588