If you live or work in Cumberland, having The Battery Atlanta and SunTrust Park in your neighborhood brings a lot of perks: new chef-driven restaurants, new shops, new hang outs, and major league baseball. It’s no stretch to say that the Atlanta Braves’ investment in Cumberland has served as a catalyst to transform for the area.
But when Braves Country is at your door step, how will the season affect your daily commute?
Make a Personal Gameday Plan
Leave the office by 5 p.m. If your office offers a telework option or flexible work schedule, take advantage of it, especially on game days. Games start at 7:35 p.m., so leaving Cumberland between 4 and 5 p.m. takes you off the road well before the first pitch.
Use Waze to get you home: If you’re driving into Cumberland to head home, enjoy a game or attend an event in the area, the Waze app is your best navigation tool. The Braves have partnered with Waze to minimize the impact of traffic for daily commuters.
Hop aboard an alternative ride: If you live in the area, trade your car for the Cumberland Circulator or Uber to visit your favorite neighborhood spots.
Trust the Technology
Check Cobb Commute often: Cobbcommute.org is Cobb County’s digital GIS map displaying up-to-the-minute traffic conditions. Visit the site before you leave your office to learn what’s happening on the roads.
Digital signage: The Braves and the county have invested in digital messaging boards stationed along major access points to SunTrust Park. The signage shares up-to-the-minute travel information.
Adaptive Traffic Signals: Motion sensors have been added to traffic signals in the area to safely and efficiently move cars through the intersections.