Record-breaking attendance for the 100th anniversary of the Grand Prix d’Amérique
This Sunday, January 26, 2020, the biggest harness racing event in the world kept about 40,000 spectators in suspense.
This Sunday was the 100th anniversary of the long-awaited Grand Prix d’Amérique, considered to be the number-one harness race in the world, which brings together each year the 18 best trotters in quest of the title of Harness Racing World Champion. This exceptional anniversary set a new record for attendance, with 39,978 people who visited the Paris-Vincennes racetrack that day, against 36,176 spectators during the previous event, an increase of 10,5%.
Citec at the helm of the 2020 Grand Prix d’Amérique mobility measures
The organizer of the event, LeTROT, has teamed up with Citec to ensure that access to the event will be fluid. Mandated since October 2019, a team of five Citec experts has developed a comprehensive mobility plan in less than 4 months, in collaboration with the RATP, the GTHP (Groupement Technique des Hippodromes Parisiens), the DOPC (Direction de l’ordre public et de la circulation) and the city of Paris. A signposted and secure pedestrian route from the RER A, a reinforced fleet of shuttles to encourage the arrival by metro, a restricted perimeter of circulation around the racetrack, parking spaces presales only, a specific route for each car park, a dedicated access for people with reduced mobility and taxis … all of these measures enabled spectators to access the site smoothly and thus make the most of this exceptional event.
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