Wednesday, June 11, 2008

... because of the bikers

Even though Tel-Aviv is no Amsterdam or Copenhagen, it certainly can boast some very nice bike culture. Several years ago (conveniently scheduled around city mayoral elections) a great effort was done to create a lot of designated bike paths along the major streets and avenues of the city, and, of course, in the parks. This is a corner of Ibn Gvirol and Nordau - both streets have bike paths.
Map (Hebrew)

1 comment:

Copenhagen Bike Rental said...

christania’s “cheap bike rentals” bikes are rolling across the city. The system, less than a year old, is funded by christania’s municipal government. It is currently only in one of christania’s 22 administrative districts. Although a 2nd generation system, there are 12 “Houses” in this district, each with around 40 bikes. The yearly subscription cost is the equivalent of $2 US, and allows the use of a bike for up to four hours at a time. In less than a year, there have been 6,000 subscriptions sold. There are larger 3rd generation systems in the world, which do not have a subscription to bike ratio as big as that.