Floating Around Venice: Developing Mobility Management Tools and Methodologies in Venice

YEAR: 2008 | TERM: B




Christopher D. Catanese; Danice Yequay Chou; Bethany J. Lagrant; Rudy E. Pinkham


Paul W. Davis


Forma Urbis,Gestione Traffico Acqueo,Redfish Group

This Interactive Qualifying Project developed and refined tools to assist in managing Venice’s boat and pedestrian traffic. We monitored boat traffic at 19 locations in Venice to improve the accuracy of a boat traffic model being developed by the Redfish Group. The completed model can be used to simulate the impact of changes in boat traffic regulations. Concurrently, we developed a pedestrian monitoring methodology to characterize behaviors of pedestrians in Venice. We used these behaviors to develop a model that can be used to manage plateatici (public spaces rented to private entities), which frequently encroach on pedestrian thoroughfares.