Avalon Harbor Utilization

by Charles Prince, City of Avalon, Avalon, United States,
James R. Walker, City of Avalon, Avalon, United States,
Russell H. Boudreau, City of Avalon, Avalon, United States,
Mike Leue, City of Avalon, Avalon, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: World Marina '91


Avalon Harbor is a destination resort harbor which serves the Southern California boating community and recreation public. The harbor is a roadstead mooring in a partially protected cove. The water area is heavily utilized by boaters. Approximately 300 recreational boats moor on two-point moorings in the bay, rentals include boats for fishing and pedal boats, tour boats utilize a pier, tenders serve cruise ships and recreational boats, and ferry boats from the mainland utilize three docks. The water space is limited and there is demand for more utilization of the harbor. The City of Avalon conducted a study of the utilization of water space to determine if the harbor was used at capacity and to develop an objective method of evaluating proposals for expanded use of the limited resource. Field studies were conducted to determine dock utilization and boater traffic patterns. The density of boats and their circulation were determined. A simulation model was developed to analyze the traffic

Subject Headings: Small craft | Field tests | Traffic analysis | Traffic models | Ports and harbors | Mooring | Light rail transit | Docks | California | United States

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