Spinning our Wheels

Spinning our Wheels is a commuting blog about the challenges of getting around Atlanta by car, bus, MARTA, bicycles and on foot written by transportation reporter David Wickert

Cobb County expects more fans to arrive at SunTrust Park on foot than by transit

As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported last week, the Atlanta Braves and Cobb County have developed extensive plans to get motorists to SunTrust Park for games. For those who don’t want to drive, they’ve also developed a partnership with the Uber ride-sharing service.

There’s a reason they’ve paid so much attention to people arriving in cars: They expect nearly everyone to arrive that way.

Here’s a breakdown of how fans are expected to arrive at SunTrust, courtesy of the county’s transportation plan for SunTrust Park:

Personal vehicle: 82%

Taxi/rideshare: 6%

Charter bus: 2%

Transit: 1%

Corporate shuttles: 5%

Pedestrian/bicyclists: 4%

One thing that jumps out: Cobb County expects more people to arrive on foot or bike than by mass transit. That’s in part because there are limited transit options for getting to the park.

You can learn more about how the Braves and Cobb County plan to handle traffic around the stadium here.

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David Wickert covers transportation issues for the Enterprise team. He joined the AJC in 2010 and has also covered local government in Gwinnett and Fulton counties.