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Boat Traffic in the Lagoon of Venice. Presentation By: Addi Butler, John Casill, Turgut Sarioglu, Samuel Castillo Sponsored by the Provincia Di Venezia. Agenda. Goal/Objectives Background Lagoon Wide Boat Count Methodology Results & Analysis Site Specific Boat Counts Methodology

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Boat Traffic in the Lagoon of Venice

Presentation By: Addi Butler, John Casill, Turgut Sarioglu, Samuel Castillo

Sponsored by the Provincia Di Venezia

agenda
Agenda
  • Goal/Objectives
  • Background
  • Lagoon Wide Boat Count
    • Methodology
    • Results & Analysis
  • Site Specific Boat Counts
    • Methodology
    • Results & Analysis
    • Conclusions & Recommendations
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Goal

To develop methods for reducing boat traffic in the Lagoon of Venice.

objectives
Objectives
  • Assess and recommend alternative boat lines
  • Assess and determine precise counting locations for the Lagoon Wide Count
  • Monitoring traffic throughout the Lagoon with respect to commercial and public transportation
history of the lagoon
History of the Lagoon
  • rivers were diverted
  • channels blocked
  • stonewall added
  • 1/3 filled in
background
Background
  • Traffic Problems
    • Introduction of motorized boats
    • Increased tourist boats
  • Private Boats
    • no required license
    • no age requirements
    • reckless driving
  • Many deaths yearly
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Background
  • Environmental Problems
    • Dredging to accommodate big boats
    • High speeds causing large wakes
past study
Past Study
  • Two past Lagoon Wide Boat Counts
  • Both Weekday
  • Limited number of spots
lagoon wide boat count
Lagoon Wide Boat Count
  • Assess when
    • Sunday July 12th 8:30 - 19:30
  • Assess where
    • Visit sites
  • Assess how
    • boat type
    • plates
    • direction
boat manual
Boat Manual
  • Directions
  • Picture of Location
  • Boat Reference Sheet
  • Canali Directions
  • Other Helpful Hints
site specific count
Site Specific Count
  • Locations
    • Marco Polo Airport (6/21, 7/8),
    • Torcello (6/20, 7/7),
    • Punta Sabbioni (7/4, 7/9),
    • Burano (7/4, 7/7),
  • Two days for each location:
    • One count in week days
    • One count in weekend
data collection
Data Collection
  • Time
  • Plate and ID number
  • Type of the vehicle
  • Number of passengers getting on and off
  • Direction
  • Notes
lagoon wide vs site specific
1 day

21 locations

Counting all boats passing

1 weekday, 1 weekend day per location

4 locations

Counting only commercial and public transportation, arriving and departing

Lagoon Wide vs. Site Specific
recommendations airport
Recommendations-Airport

SITA buses

Problem:

  • Transport few passengers (less than 3 passengers per bus)
  • Take money from the province

Suggestion:

  • Eliminate the line
  • make them less frequent and use smaller buses.
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Recommendations-Airport
  • ALILAGUNA:
    • Direct line to San Marco
    • Advertisement on Murano exchange
  • ACTV and ATVO:
    • A large number of tourists are not aware that there are buses going to Venice
    • Advertisement on existing lines
recommendations future studies
Recommendations-Future Studies
  • Regular studies to follow the changes in boat traffic
  • A larger group of people
  • Perform the counts for longer hours
  • Do more than one weekday and one weekend count
  • Carry out a survey