JUST THE FACTS: Parking statistics

Are Israelis able to find parking spots when they need them?

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
June 28, 2018 13:55
1 minute read.
Parking statistics in cities

Parking statistics in cities. (photo credit: JERUSALEM INSTITUTE FOR POLICY RESEARCH)

 
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Most parking places in Israel are free. Car owners expect to have free parking near their homes, but is this also true when you are out and about? Not everyone has an easy time finding parking near their places of work, or shopping and entertainment centers. Like any other product or service that is in short supply, parking in city centers can be hard to find, and as a result, multiple parking garages have popped up over the years.

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel is home to 10.1 million square meters of parking areas (that pay arnona property tax). The city that brings in the highest arnona revenues gathered from parking fees is Tel Aviv, with a whopping 1.1 million square meters of parking lots, which makes up 11% of all parking space in the entire country. Following are Herzliya (716,000 square meters), Netanya (685,000), Jerusalem (675,000), and Petah Tikva (626,000).

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