RHS Tatton Park Flower Show
The RHS Tatton Park Flower Show, located in Cheshire, faced significant challenges in 2022 due to ongoing major redevelopment at junction 19 on the M6, which affected the show's egress.
The RHS Tatton Park Flower Show is a popular event situated near two major arterial roads. However, the ongoing redevelopment at junction 19 on the M6 posed a significant obstacle to the smooth flow of traffic during the event. After experiencing slow egress on the first day, it became crucial to devise an effective plan to minimise the impact on the network and ensure a seamless experience for attendees.
To address the egress challenges, all teams involved in vehicle movement, including the car park teams and traffic management, came together to develop a comprehensive plan. By leveraging their expertise and working closely, they aimed to distribute traffic more efficiently and utilise contingency routes to alleviate congestion.
The key strategy employed was to coordinate the efforts of the car park teams and traffic management to redirect traffic to different gates, ensuring a more balanced distribution across the network. This collaborative approach allowed for smoother egress and reduced congestion within the show's vicinity.
Additionally, once the traffic was on the network, the teams effectively rerouted vehicles and utilised contingency routes. This proactive measure aimed to minimise the impact on the network by diverting traffic onto alternative routes, further enhancing the overall flow and reducing congestion.
Results and Impact
The implementation of the new plan resulted in a significant improvement in traffic egress during the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show. By closely collaborating and strategically distributing traffic, the teams successfully achieved smoother egress on the second day of the event.
The RHS Tatton Park Flower Show faced unique challenges in 2022 due to ongoing redevelopment at junction 19 on the M6. However, through a collaborative effort between the car park teams and traffic management, a new plan was formulated and implemented to improve traffic egress. By redistributing traffic to different gates and utilizing contingency routes, the teams successfully achieved a smoother distribution on the network, minimizing congestion and enhancing the overall attendee experience. This case study highlights the importance of effective collaboration and proactive measures in managing traffic challenges during large-scale events.