As part of the capital’s new light rail program, more than1,000 free parking spaces were opened in the city on Tuesday in Jerusalem for “Parkand Ride.” People were able to leave their cars at the outskirts of the city and takethe light rail to the center.
The largest lot was at Har Herzl, with 500 spots,in addition to 200 at Ammunition Hill and 300 in the center of Pisgat Zev. Theparking facilities, which cost NIS 75 million to build, were free to driverswho show proof of travel on the light rail. Non-light rail users could park in the lots for a fee.An additional 400 parking spots were planned for Ammunition Hill. All travel onthe light rail is also free of charge for the next few weeks as the train worksout kinks in the ticketing system.