The famous square, officially called France Square since 1959, will host an artistic new fountain and a new bed of flowers to be completed in the next nine months.
The plan aims to advance the government’s target to significantly increase public transportation use to 40% in metropolitan areas.
The four other towns and cities sharing Jerusalem's ranking are Bnei Brak and the Arab communities Jisr al-Zarka, Umm al-Fahm, Zarzir and Bukata.
The fountain was initially erected in 1988 and underwent renovations in 2012.
It is high time for Tel Aviv Municipality together with the Transportation Ministry to meet its responsibilities to the area’s residents, tackling this complex planning problem head-on.
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