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    • Mark
    • 14.09.13 | 18:00 (IDT)

    I recently spent 3 months in Tel Aviv. Before I left London I was asked apprehensively by friends and relatives -'would it be safe". I reassured them that bloodthirsty agents of vengeful groups would not be lurking in dark corners of Tel Aviv waiting to spill my blood. But alas, terrorized I was. A new cavalry on wheels. Tel Aviv offers much. Neighborhoods to explore and street life to enjoy. Efforts at conservation show the value shown by the city for it's Bauhaus architecture. It was almost good, but hard for me to fully enjoy whilst in a state of constant alert for cyclist who have invaded the space meant for me, a devoted pedestrian of the world. The streets are for wheels and the sidewalks for feet. There have been efforts at bicycle lanes In Tel Aviv but these belong in the street. Cycling should be encouraged at the expense of cars , not pedestrians. All major streets should have bicycle lanes and extremely strict penalties should be enforced against any motorist who injures a cyclist. Unfortunately I fear that it will take a serious incident and injury to a child or elderly pedestrian by a cyclist before this is taken seriously.

    from the article: Justice for pedestrians! Crazy cyclists are controlling our sidewalks
    First published 11:03 12.09.13 | Last updated 11:03 12.09.13
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