City wheels in bicycle rental plan

In the planned project, 100 bicycle rental stations are to be set up at distances of about 500 meters from one another.

By MIRIAM BULWAR DAVID-HAY
January 21, 2008 06:57
bike metro 88 224

bike metro 88 224. (photo credit: )

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The city of Tel Aviv has come up with a new plan to try to reduce its ever-growing traffic problems - starting in the summer months, it will set up 100 bicycle-hire stations around the city that will rent out bicycles to residents and visitors, reports www.local.co.il. The city will soon annnounce a tender for a five-year franchise-holder for the bicycle rental stations, which will contain a total of 2000 bicycles. According to the report, the city is always looking for ways to alleviate the endless traffic jams and parking problems faced by residents and tourists, and one of the ways it seeks to do this is by encouraging the use of bicycles. The city has already completed the construction of 74 km of bicycle paths, and promises to have 100 km completed by 2009. In the planned project, 100 bicycle rental stations are to be set up at distances of about 500 meters from one another. Bicycles will be available for short- or long-term rental, at a cost of NIS 5 to 10 per hour.

Related Content

JERUSALEM: RESETTLED upon its desolation
December 19, 2010
Vying for control of the Temple Mount – on Foursquare

By SHARON UDASIN