You may already ride on the new bicycle tracks at Bloch street

נשלח 4 במאי 2012, 13:27 על ידי Sustainability Org   [ עודכן 10 במרץ 2014, 15:24 ]
Eran Shchori, bike to work project manager and public policy team member, 'Israel Bishvil Ofanaim' (an NGO)
published: 4 May, 2012
 
In the last 3 years, The city of Tel Aviv promotes bicycling transportation and invests time and budget resources. This is due to the insight of mayor Ron Huldai that bicycles are part of the solution, not part of the problem.
 
Bloch street, located just below the townhall in the center of Tel Aviv, is the first street which bicycle tracks were paved at the expense of some 60 car parking spaces. Street residents opposed. Volunteers of the 'Israel Bishvil Ofanaim' - an NGO which promotes bicycle transportation supported the city's actions, insisted that separated bicycle tracks will be paved, and were active during discussions that took place in meetings with the residents and through various media channels. ('Israel Bicycle Association's' efforts for making separated bicycles lanes seems to bear fruits). Data from the road safety national authority, which showed that the street was not safe, created an understanding within a part of the residents to accept the renovation with the bicycle tracks.
 
At the end of the planning process, two uni-directional bicycle tracks were paved. A west-to-east track was paved between the sidewalk and the parked cars, and an east-to-west track was paved between the sidewalk and the car lane.
 
The following photos were taken through the past year, before, during, and after the renovation of the street.
בלוך לפני שיפוץ 2011
Bloch street before renovation started (photo: the municipality of Tel Aviv)
 
בלוך לפני שיפוץ 2011
Bloch street before renovation started (photo: the municipality of Tel Aviv)
 
שלט הודעה על שיפוץ ברחוב בלוך
A street sign announcing about the planned renovation with an image of the planned bicycle tracks
 
פלייר תמיכה של עמותת 'ישראל בשביל אופניים'
A supporting flyer that was produced by wIsrael Bishvil Ofanaim'
 
 
אסיפת תושבים עם נציגי הנהלת העיריה
A residents' meeting with management of the municipality (Source: Ha'aretz newspaper)
 
רכיבת 'מסה קריטית' לטובת סלילת שבילי אופניים ברחוב בלוך
'Critical Mass' bike ride in favour of the city's plan for the new bicycle tracks in Bloch street, May 2011
 
מסה קריטית לטובת סלילת שבילי אופניים ברחוב בלוך, מאי 2011
 'Critical Mass' bike ride in favour of the city's plan for the new bicycle tracks in Bloch street, May 2011
 
שיפוצים ברחוב בלוך, אוגוסט 2011
Renovation at Bloch street, August 2011
 
שיפוצים ברחוב בלוך, אוקטובר 2011
Renovation at Bloch street, October 2011
 
שיפוצים ברחוב בלוך, מרץ 2012
Renovation at Bloch street, March 2012
 
שביל אופניים ברחוב בלוך, אפריל 2012
Success!! Two separated bicycle lanes at Bloch street, April 2012
 
שביל אופניים ברחוב בלוך, אפריל 2012
Two separated bicycle lanes at Bloch street, April 2012
 
שביל אופניים ברחוב בלוך, אפריל 2012
A bicycle lane at Bloch street, April 2012
 
שביל אופניים ברחוב בלוך, אפריל 2012
A bicycle lane at Bloch street, April 2012
 
שביל אופניים ברחוב בלוך, אפריל 2012
A bicycle lane at Bloch street, April 2012
 
שביל אופניים ברחוב בלוך, אפריל 2012
A bicycle lane at Bloch street, April 2012

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