The Blue Line – and the blues

The plan to run a new light rail line along Emek Refaim Street is not sitting well with many residents and shop owners.

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May 28, 2016 01:51
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Mesila Park

A model rendering of how Mesila Park would look if the light rail was routed through there, with the train running south toward Oranim Junction and space left for cyclists and those on foot.. (photo credit: JERUSALEM TRANSPORT MASTER TEAM)

 
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Urbanism and development are often synonymous with great turbulence in daily life – massive roadwork, noise, dust and a change in many habits and, in the end, the feeling that all these changes have left too many behind. Such a situation is developing in the form of concern, worry and even some anger among the residents of the German and Greek colonies, Baka and Katamon, affecting residents and businesses alike.

Last Tuesday, about 200 residents attended a meeting at the Ginot Ha’ir local council on Emek Refaim Street to hear about the planned second line of the light rail, the Blue Line, which is slated to pass through those neighborhoods.

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