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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


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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.


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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



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History of the Lagoon

  • rivers were diverted

  • channels blocked

  • stonewall added

  • 1/3 filled in


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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


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Past Study

  • Two past Lagoon Wide Boat Counts

  • Both Weekday

  • Limited number of spots


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Lagoon Wide Boat Count

  • Assess when

    • Sunday July 12th 8:30 - 19:30

  • Assess where

    • Visit sites

  • Assess how

    • boat type

    • plates

    • direction





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Boat Manual

  • Directions

  • Picture of Location

  • Boat Reference Sheet

  • Canali Directions

  • Other Helpful Hints






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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


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Data Collection

  • Time

  • Plate and ID number

  • Type of the vehicle

  • Number of passengers getting on and off

  • Direction

  • Notes



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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






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Site SpecificBoat Count-Weekday


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Site SpecificBoat Count-Weekend












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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


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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


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Any Questions?


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