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lsuhunt555
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re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium
I don't want to get carjacked leaving Cortana after a night game.


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RealityTiger
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Geismar, LA
Member since Jan 2010
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re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium
When you're going West leaving an LSU game, you're going away from the nightmare. Of course it's easy for you. You're avoiding the cluster. Those of us who aren't going west (probably 70% of the crowd) - have to deal with the cluster.

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I sure as shite would never wait to load up on a bus to drop me to and from Cortana mall.
This. If your car is even still there when you get back.


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turtle75
Member since May 2011
56 posts

re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium
At most every away game I have attended, I have taken a shuttle bus to the stadium. Super convenient, cheap, and helped out this fool so that I wouldn't be driving around in circles, not knowing where in the world I was going, looking for a place to park.


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BigOrangeWave
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Member since Oct 2014
567 posts

re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium
Here's the answer to the traffic problems, and people will hate it:

Only use the biggest lots on campus for any football game parking, that means the big one by TS, touchdown village, possibly Ag center, hayfield, leave all of the smaller lots closed and don't offer parking there at all --- which means prices will be jacked up for the closest lots to the stadium but thats the tradeoff.

Traffic congestion comes from everyone and their friend parking in their eighth cousins' grandmas yard and trying to leave campus at once, if there are only a few main lots open alot of that is relieved plus more tailgating real estate is open. The trick then is how to get people to the game and where everyone else should park, and that's where your idea comes in. Either build a new lot further from the stadium but easily accessible to the interstate (I'm not sure where that location is) or find one and efficiently shuttle people back and fourth before and after the game. If that can be done, traffic is spread over the city and isn't all jammed to a few tiny roads.

The congestion isn't due to sheer numbers, its because everyone is packed together and there are only so many ways out. If every building on campus didn't sell their 25 spots, there would not be nearly as many problems. I'm just not sure this type of infrastructure or planning exists or is possible.

Joe, if you're reading this, you're welcome.
This post was edited on 12/7 at 9:25 am


RealityTiger
LSU Fan
Geismar, LA
Member since Jan 2010
14218 posts

re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium
The problem with traffic from 2007 (when we started seeing 100,000 people tailgating on campus in addition to the other 90,000 people going to the game) is that there is no plan.

The plan changes from week to week. What you did last week to park, and how the cones were set up on the street, and how the cops were directing traffic to flow - changed this week. It's been the one gripe I've had.

You never can get used to a way that it happens. People are going to learn from their mistakes and make sure they don't leave being in a certain lane or going in a certain direction. But then you try to learn from your mistake and go a different way, and you get fricked the next week.

STOP changing it up! QUIT making it up as you go along. Come up with a plan, and stick to it. And when I mean a plan, have it detailed as to times and lanes blocked off, etc. Don't just come up with streets and direction of flow.

This is why it's a total clusterfrick getting out every week. It's not just the number of people. It's the number of people who collectively do not know what to do because it fricking changes week to week.

Hell, some weeks there's nobody out there directing traffic at all.

And finally, there should be no lights operating normally for four hours before the game and four hours after - on a route from/to I-10. This means that if you need to take Perkins and cross over College or Acadian, find a different way. Because those lights should be blinking yellow from Highland/Nicholson all the way down to the interstate.



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Hamma1122
Member since Sep 2016
2596 posts

re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium
Terrible idea


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GetmorewithLes
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UK Basketball Fan
Member since Jan 2011
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re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium
The big solution for filling in seats (at least in lower bowl) is for season ticket holders to loose seat priority for not using tickets. All these people have to do is give them to someone who will use them.

As for the traffic... win more and people will come and stay. I went to Bama game in Tusc this year and their post game traffic was as bad as ours if not worse but everybody stayed. Maybe they are just afraid of Saban's rath...
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YouAre8Up
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re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium


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ibleedprplngld
LSU Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Jan 2012
1650 posts

re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium
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Not that far and that's part of the solution. It puts those people who choose to do it far away from the TS traffic with multiple routes home.


I think you're confusing Cortana with Mall of Louisiana


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SPEEDY
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Member since Dec 2003
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re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium
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Has LSU ever considered using a shuttle service from Cortana mall utilizing their huge empty parking lot and shuttling people to Tiger Stadium




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re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium
You want to give priority to people that leave on the bus while others pay to park on campus annually for the games?? That won’t fly


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LSUvet72
Member since Sep 2013
1121 posts

re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium
the biggest problem is the stupid arse BR police who do not know how to direct traffic.Need to pay a professional nationally recognized traffic control engineer to study traffic flow/ access to road ways and treach the BR HOW TO.

Insanity is doing the stupid over and over and that is what LSU traffic is


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AncientTiger
LSU Fan
Mississippi- Louisiana - Destin
Member since Sep 2016
89 posts

re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium
The gov is building a tram from downtown to LSU - I all about the Tram Train.....2025???


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Chitter Chatter
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Member since Sep 2009
3679 posts

re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium
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Nobody wants to park at Cortana at night


Nobody wants to park at Cortana at anytime!


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LSUShock
LSU Fan
Kansas
Member since Jun 2014
2650 posts

re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium
The shuttle bus from the Mall in Tuscaloosa to the Stadium was awesome despite being the only people in purple and gold.


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lsusteve1
LSU Fan
Nearest Deer Stand
Member since Dec 2004
27395 posts

re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium
Ole Miss uses Oxford HS near campus.

$20

$40 Priority Bus

Buses run every 15 minutes and it's a fundraiser for school.

Something like that would help


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Dead End
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2013
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re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium
Do you want crime to go up 17%, because that's how crime goes up.


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StrangeBrew
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Member since May 2009
15980 posts

re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium
Traffic circle aka Roundabout around Tiger Stadium


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lsutigermall
LSU Fan
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Member since Nov 2006
3668 posts

re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium
Like the hill at Syracuse. Odd but does push traffic off campus


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6R12
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Feb 2005
2716 posts

re: Solution to traffic, parking and early leaves at Tiger Stadium
At the rate Amazon is shutting down malls, the Mall of LA will soon be a ghost town and they could shuttle fans there.


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