Turning Traffic Around: An Analysis of Boat Traffic in Venice and Its Environmental Impacts

YEAR: 2007 | TERM: B




Marc Joseph Balboa; Michelle Carbonneau; Kyle Feeley; Lester Li


Kristen Billiar

This project contributed to the ongoing development of an autonomous agent model of Venetian boat traffic by collecting detailed turning-movement counts at 17 intersections and updated indices for boat produced noise and wake pollution. These intersections had never before been studied nor had any of their traffic-related environmental concerns been assessed. The team identified the major contributors of each pollution type and recommended speed limit enforcement and more efficient traffic regulation as methods by which to mitigate potential environmental concerns.