Combatting Boat Waves in Venice: Police Commander Agostini, “Limit the hours for rowed boats in Canal Grande”

Local police Commander Marco Agostini suggests limiting rowed boats to ease traffic, raising a protest in commission against restrictions on residents. By Eugenio Pendolini [Ed. Note: I can certainly personally attest to the size of the waves in Rio Novo, Canal Grande and the Giudecca canal from what I saw recently. Watching people get in … More Combatting Boat Waves in Venice: Police Commander Agostini, “Limit the hours for rowed boats in Canal Grande”

A mega-banner against cruise ships, tourism monoculture and pollution

Saturday in Venice several groups banded together in favor of “a different model for the city” 13 June 2020 Today, Saturday 13 June, the No Grandi Navi group was back on the scene at Zattere, this time with an “extended family” which has also embraced the subjects of housing, the proposed incinerator at Fusina, and … More A mega-banner against cruise ships, tourism monoculture and pollution

Vittorio Emanuele sludge: conflict between VTP and Port goes to court

The company that manages the cruise ship terminal wants to excavate the floor of the Vittorio Emanuele canal to measure the toxicity of the sludge – with a view to a possible alternate route to San Marco By Enrico Tantucci 1 May 2020 Excavation of the sludge from the Vittorio Emanuele canal: it will be … More Vittorio Emanuele sludge: conflict between VTP and Port goes to court

New ARPAV Air Monitor at Rio Novo: a victory for the citizens, and the realization of one of Veneziamiofuturo’s 20 Proposals from Jan. 2017

The unit was installed after numerous requests from residents to monitor the quality of the air After the string of requests regarding air polluted by water traffic presented in the past years to the Procura della Repubblica di Venezia, and the request of the last and the current city administration, ARPAV has finally decided to … More New ARPAV Air Monitor at Rio Novo: a victory for the citizens, and the realization of one of Veneziamiofuturo’s 20 Proposals from Jan. 2017

Smog in Mestre at double the limit; Doctors in Venice sound alarm about smog; Brugnaro says ‘We’ve done all we can do. Limiting vehicle traffic would not help.”

Dec. 20, 2016 After the release of an open letter by a group of Venetian doctors who are alarmed about the growing number of respiratory ailments they are treating due rising level of smog in the area, new measurements read levels of smog in Mestre that were double the allowable limits. Responding to the report, … More Smog in Mestre at double the limit; Doctors in Venice sound alarm about smog; Brugnaro says ‘We’ve done all we can do. Limiting vehicle traffic would not help.”