HALF MOON BAY FERRY TERMINAL
Ferry Terminal Pick-up and Drop-off Area
The Terminal was designed for the new large airbuses (13.5m and double decker buses) with rear wheel steering. Three bus parking spaces were provided to meet the future demand of the terminal. Disabled parking and a drop-off area for general traffic was also provided in a convenient locality in the terminal. The terminal was made safe for the large number of ferry passengers that would be using the terminal at peak periods by installing bus speed tables to ensure the ferry terminal operates at safe low speeds.
Traffic Signals Metering
TES developed a Paramics model that showed Traffic Metering Signals at Half Moon Bay Ferry terminal would improve the capacity and operation of the local surrounding streets. The busy terminal was experiencing significant congestion during the peak operating times when 3 ferries would arrive at one time. The local residents were continually complaining about the congestion in the local streets in peak ferry time operation.
TES then provided the construction plans within a week, allowing prompt tender and construction. The works also involved safety improvements to two local intersections affected by the ferry terminal traffic in the area.