Cologne considers tackling traffic bottlenecks with the use of amphibious buses
The city of Cologne may have an innovative solution to the city’s traffic jams, as it is considering employing amphibious buses to bring the era of bottlenecks on the city's bridges to an end.
City authorities are in the midst of developing a new transport plan for the city, one that would see more ferries and cycle paths, but also the potential use of amphibious buses – buses that are able to transport passengers on the city’s Rhine river as well as along its roads.
European news website The Local met with one of the Green Party transport spokesman, Lino Hammer, who said that whilst there were plans to build new bridge, that project wouldn’t be completed for another 20 years.
The Cologne local authorities therefore are hoping to test trial amphibious buses by 2020 in the hope that they’ll yield a quicker solution. Sounds like fun!