Tel Aviv Municipality Budget Committee approved a project this week to place bicycles
around the city for the public's use. The first phase will see 1,500 bikes at
150 stations around Tel Aviv and .
European cities have similar successful programs where residents and visitors
can rent a bike from one station and return it to another.
Israel Bicycle Association praised the plan's approval and pointed out that the
approval of a correction to the Helmet Law for a first reading in the Knesset
took the plan out of the deep freeze it had been in for the last two years. The
correction would leave wearing a helmet up to the discretion of the adult
rider. Children, intercity and off-road riders would still have to wear a
helmet whenever they got on a bike.