Friday, January 10, 2014

Venetian Traffic Signs

Venetian traffic sign, canal reserved to rowing boats only, Venice
Canal reserved to rowing boats only
Venice, October 2013

“Just like on the mainland, the water traffic in Venice also has to respect the rules and traffic signs. One-way and no entry signs are visible along the canals, however there is only one canal with a traffic light, Rio Nuovo – even if it hasn’t been used for a while. Other regulations include: motorboats must keep to the right, except along the Rio Nuovo canal where they must keep to the left. Rowing boats must keep to the left. This is because the stern oar is positioned on the right and must be free to move.”

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

:-)

Which reminds me that Clet has been spotted in Brittany...