Re-Engineered Cargo Delivery System

Traffic is a problem with any highly populated city. However, a different problem with traffic in Venice is the waves boats create (Moto Ondoso) damage the canal structure over time. The Venice Project Center has found a way to reduce traffic through the Cargo Delivery system. Starting in 1997, a project sectioned the city off into delivery zones based on area and business types. Then in 2001, a team used these delivery zones and switched the “by product” shipping to “by destination.” Along with this new system, the city would need plans for a warehouse to organize the boats with what objects they need to carry out when. This proposed plan was expected to reduce cargo boat traffic by nearly 90%. This 2001 report was recognized by WPI with that year’s IQP Award for their outstanding work.

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