Tag: Traffic

Moto ondoso

One of the main environmental problems in Venice is the moto ondoso – wave movement. It is mostly caused by taxis and tourist boats, to a lesser extent by vaporetti (water buses) and private boats. The constant churning of the

Posted in Living in Venice Tagged with: , ,

Kayaking ban in Venice – dialogue with the city administration

Venice has issued a ban on kayaks, canoes, dragon boats and more, which is effective from Sunday, March 1st. Currently it is illegal to go by kayak, canoe or dragon boat on the Grand Canal and several other canals in

Posted in Kayaking, Living in Venice, Venice Tagged with: , , ,

Kayaking ban in Venice – legal challenge

Venice has issued a ban on kayaks, canoes, dragon boats and more, which will be effective from Sunday, March 1st. This ban will harm the activities of several groups. The local kayaking association Arcobaleno has initiated a legal challenge to

Posted in Kayaking, Living in Venice, Venice Tagged with: , ,

Kayaking ban in Venice – where and how to help

Venice has issued a ban on kayaks, canoes, dragon boats and more, which will be effective from Sunday, March 1st. This ban will harm the activities of several groups. All of these groups, together with the Italian Federation for Canoe

Posted in Kayaking, Living in Venice, Venice Tagged with: , ,

Who’s affected by the new prohibitions in Venice

The new regulations banning kayaks, canoes and dragon boats will affect quite a few clubs and activities in Venice. The association Venice Canoe & Dragon takes (or rather, has taken) school kids in dragon boats through the city. Until now

Posted in Living in Venice, Venice Tagged with: , ,

Kayaking ban in Venice

The City of Venice has published a modification to the city traffic rules, which bans kayaks, canoes, dragon boats and others from navigating certain canals. The relevant text is this: Nei Rii principali interni di collegamento: Canal Grande, Cannaregio, Giardini,

Posted in Kayaking, Living in Venice Tagged with: , ,

Venice about to ban kayaks in the city

Ever since the fatal accident in August 2013 there has been a lot of debates about what to do to make boat traffic safer in Venice. There has been little change in the year and a half since the accident.

Posted in Living in Venice, Venice Tagged with: , ,

Traffic on the Canal Grande

In August a German tourist died in a traffic accident at the Rialto Bridge, and there has since been much talk about what to do. This video show what have changed since the accident. That is, nothing. 8:47 am –

Posted in Venice Tagged with: , , ,

Death in Venice

Having made a living out of kayaking in Venice, whenever accidents happen on the water it always leaves an impression. This time so much more as the accident left an innocent tourist dead. The accident happened on August 17th just

Posted in Living in Venice Tagged with: , ,