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Directing traffic

Christmas light enthusiasts in Rhode Island, USA
Joey
Joey
Posts: 3
8/3/2011 2:26:12 PM
What are some ways you guys direct traffic? At my display we usually have a good amount of traffic. So i have made two signs. One is an arrow pointing the direction of flow of traffic and a sign that says "drive up" so people know do go up the driveway. How do other people do it?
edited by Joey on 8/3/2011
Kent Vosburg
Kent Vosburg
Posts: 152
8/3/2011 4:26:56 PM
well, I can say that working as a paramedic/firefighter for over 12 years I can tell you very little traffic control ever works. You can suggest, but they will still do whatever they want.

My tip is the flyer/directions that you give. People follow the directions that you give. So if you direct them to go a certain way to the display, most will follow that path. Which means they will leave your display looking for a path out. Think about the flow of traffic on the neighboring streets. Don't expect people to make left turns onto a busy street.
Joey
Joey
Posts: 3
8/5/2011 1:21:29 PM
Thanks for the feedback and the good ideas. i will try handing out flyers.
Kent Vosburg
Kent Vosburg
Posts: 152
8/5/2011 8:18:57 PM
I am going to try to hand out flyers, going to try to add QR code's to it. This year my display will be very smart phone friendly.

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