The faded glory of Jerusalem's Champs-Elysees
The capital's light rail has brought an influx of pedestrians into the city center. So why are the traders of Yoel Moshe Salomon Street suffering the worst crisis they can remember?
Over the past two years, the Jerusalem municipality and the Transportation Ministry have installed 18 video cameras in the city center. The footage has been reviewed to establish how many pedestrians pass by each camera, and the findings, released by the municipality two months ago, are dramatic: Changes in the city center, stemming particularly from the operation of the light-rail system, have caused...
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