Cyclists get tunnel vision, for a day

While the municipality and the GFNY organizers celebrate the major international cycling slot here, the powers-that-be refuse to explain why it remains off limits for the cyclists.

May 2, 2019 11:58
Cyclists get tunnel vision, for a day

THE SECOND edition of the Jerusalem version of the international Grand Fondo New York bicycle race takes place today, with 28-km., 72-km. and 130-km. routes.. (photo credit: RONEN TOPELBERG)


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It probably hasn’t escaped the attention of motorists in and around Jerusalem that there are increasing numbers of human-powered two wheelers out there on the roads.

The Jerusalem Municipality has made some efforts in recent years to install cycling paths in certain parts of the city – even though, it must be said, they often give the impression of being planned by non-cyclists. If any bikers out there have ridden along Henrietta Szold Street, for example, from Kiryat Hayovel toward Mount Herzl, they will be painfully aware of the lack of continuity of the bike-only route, with bus stops and various other impediments interrupting their healthy, environmentally friendly go-with-the-flow travel.


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