They are so many and extensive that in some places you do not pass. From December 31, the Covid waiver should cease for everyone
VENICE. If not for the pedestrian crossing, in many cases it has become difficult, especially on weekends with high tourist numbers, now the rule – at least for at least, at least for the laying of walkways for high water, starting as early as 5 October when 110 is expected at around 11 in the morning.
The overflowing stalls made possible by the “deregulation” following the economic crisis induced by the coronavirus, be removed in commercial establishments in various parts of the city, for the period of installation and then removal of the walkways by Veritas.
The Municipality decided it precisely on the basis of the assessments of the environmental multi-service company and a consequent note from the tide forecasting and reporting center of the Municipality.
In some cases the stalls that obstruct are not enlarged but those already existing in the previous ones. The paths intended to be equipped with walkways to ensure pedestrian traffic in the city in case of high water are defined by the so-called “Atlas of the Passerelle”.
The elevated structures for the passage over the high water up to a height of 120 centimeters are normally stored in storage from the end of April to the middle of September, when the high seas are not there or are present at marginal shares.
It was then that we realized that with the abnormal amount of stalls – with tables and chairs – now widespread in the city there was no practical possibility of so the walkways and allow the passage in case of high water.
The points are different but there are incredible situations such as that of the Campiello dei Toys, strategic point for the passage from those arriving from the Strada Nuova directed towards Rialto, where the amount of tables and chairs concessions to bars and restaurants, one next to the other, which insist on the campiello, it is such that the simple pedestrian crossing has become difficultor.
Impossible, in the current conditions, to think of placing even the high water walkways.
The resolution of the City Council last year which had allowed the temporary enlargement of the stalls in the city, a year that “no later than the term of the health emergency on 31/12/2021,, be removed the occupations of public land that do not comply with the provisions of the regulatory criteria on the subject for different areas of the territory “.
From the end of the year, therefore, the historic city should regain its normal appearance, with the removal of excess dishes granted in these months of coronavirus emergency, also to allow greater use of the outdoor spaces of the premises to protect public health.
But now with the advancement of the vaccination campaign and above all the introduction of the Green steps mandatory for public places, the problem should be overcome.
The control action of the urban police will therefore be fundamental in this sensethose who, now present in force in the municipal staff, by virtue of the numerous calls for recruitment in recent years – have certainlyand the possibility of playing this role on the territory.
To avoid, as unfortunately happened not a few times in Venice, the provisional does not then become permanent.