The Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo will spent another NIS150 million (30 million euro) in the next five years on building 150 km of new bike-lanes in the city. Fourteen years ago, Tel Aviv did not have even one bicycle path. As for today the city has more then 100 kilometers of paths, trails and lanes. According to a 2010 municipal poll, 38 percent of Tel Aviv residents own a bicycle.
The now familair green bikes in the city (the rental program Tel-O-Fan began last spring) have logged more then 280.000 (!) seperate rides. In the light of this enormous success (and therefore high demand) Tel-O-Fan will install 50 additional stations (with 500 more bicycles) around the city this year.
Another great effort by the Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo, because everybody, who is walking the streets of Tel Aviv this days, knows that more bike-lanes are needed asap.
[find every article on bikes on Tel Aviv Fever HERE]