The freight infrastructure in Venice is not ideal,
but it does work. Venice has the benefit of two,
grade-separated rights-of-way: streets and waterways.
Pedestrians and vehicles don't interfere with each other.
The reference design for the modern car-free city
moves containerized freight on special metros or trams,
so costs should be below the norm for Venice.
Freight at Rialto
In the shadow of the Rialto bridge
lies a fairly large freight operation
which serves much of northern San Marco.
Boatmen carry a hand cart for
the last hundred meters.
Cart in the Piazza
This fellow is delivering
a cartful of goods
through a crowd in San Marco.
He doesn't seem to mind
Carts & Stairs
If the cart is heavy,
the man pulling it
had better watch his
Many small enterprises have
a door opening onto a canal,
and freight is delivered and
loaded directly into the boat.
A wide variety of boats
deliver freight in Venice.
All must fit beneath the bridges.
I found this garbage scow by the noise:
it sounds just like every other
garbage truck you ever heard.
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