On the streets in the morning, traffic wears me out a lot, Maestro Franco Batiato sang: In proper proportions, even the road known as Gardesana often has traffic problems, long queues etc., complicit (sometimes) with accidents or a high season tourist influx Summer, or the regular pace of commuters and daily commuting. Crazy idea then, but not so much: What if they tackled the traffic problems on the lake, one day not so far away, they started plowing the waters of the amphibious buses?
write it on Brescia newspaper, which indicates the intuition of a businessman who prefers to remain anonymous at the moment: the idea, as we have read, is “to propose amphibious buses on Lake Garda as an alternative means of communication, at least between some coastal sites”.
Traffic problem in Garda
So, it’s not just boats and ferries, which have never actually been hacked as local public transport (unlike other Lombard lakes, such as the nearby Cibino Lakes): but buses equipped to travel both on asphalt and in the water to free some. of space on the busy sections of Lake Garda. Indeed, problems are recorded not only on the now famous 45 bis, but also on other particularly busy roads, be it Via Marconi in Desenzano (the city gate) or the equally famous Sp572, the road that crosses the villages of Padenghe, Moniga and Manerba towards Salo.
So what do you do? Putting aside the expensive premise of creating new roads, accessible not only for costs but also for spaces, then the green light for the (for now) imaginative proposal. But it must be determined: so far it is only on paper, perhaps not even, and there is not even the face of those who will carry it forward. Of course, hope is the last to die, also given the (successful) experiences in other European countries.
Amphibious buses in the world
Here are the experiments that worked, and how: starting with the AmphiCoach, defined as the first river- and lake-capable bus that was fully operational a decade ago in Amsterdam (and also in Rotterdam). Other examples were wasted, just a quick Google search: the first amphibious bus was also active in Paris for a few months, Hamburg means, in Germany, or Lisbon in Portugal, and Budapest along the Danube, in Stockholm, abroad (in the US) until in Boston.
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