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Due to the plight of the residents: the price of parking in the center of Tel Aviv will be doubled - voila! news


The hourly parking rate for those who do not live in the city will increase starting next month from 6.7 to 12. The municipality claims that the measure will make it easier for residents to find parking near their home. "We hope that this will lead to a reduction in the entry of private vehicles into the city or a preference for parking in commercial parking lots"

Blue-and-white parking lot on Yeshayahu St., Tel Aviv (Photo: Erez Michaeli)

The Municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa announced today (Sunday) that parking rates in the city center for residents outside the city will increase starting next month - from NIS 6.70 to NIS 12 per hour.

This, according to the municipality, is a "necessary step" in light of the parking shortage in the city center, which will make it easier for residents to find parking near their home.

The municipality emphasized that residents who have a valid parking permit will continue to park according to the instructions that were customary until now, and for free.

The deputy mayor and holder of the transportation portfolio, Mittal Lehbi, said that "Parking is a product in short supply, especially in the city center. To free up a parking space for the benefit of the residents in the area most in demand for parking and the most congested with traffic, we decided to increase the parking rates for visitors from outside the city to 12 shekels per hour in Blue - Whiten and extend the paid parking hours."

According to her, "We hope that raising the parking rates in Blue and White for visitors from outside the city will result in a reduction in the entry of private vehicles into the city or that those arriving by car will prefer to park in commercial parking lots rather than in street parking. This is an important step that responds to the need for smarter and more efficient management of the limited parking pool on the city's streets and is made possible by A change in the Settlements Law we are adopting, and I have no doubt that more gates will follow."

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Officials in the municipality explained that the current cost of an hour of parking, NIS 6.3, does not correspond to the real price.

In the beach estate parking lots, for example, the rate for non-residents is 16 shekels per hour from morning to afternoon, and in private parking lots it can increase to tens of shekels.

The gap creates incentives for arriving by private car and for long-term parking in blue and white and reduces the available spaces for residents.

The parking crisis in the city has increased in recent years with the promotion of plans to reduce mobility and dependence on private cars, including the construction of bike paths, widening of sidewalks, allocation of parking spaces for shared vehicles (Autotel) and the extended light rail works.

In total, in the last five years, 2,200 blue and white parking spaces were cut, while 11,900 were added in private lots.

With the decrease in supply, the phenomenon of renting private parking lots at exorbitant prices rose.

Parking was recently offered on the central Ben Zion Street for NIS 1,100 per month.

In other sought-after streets in the heart of the city, such as Shinkin, Montefiore and around Gan Meir, the price also hovers around a thousand shekels.

Many residents despair of the search for parking and are forced to agree to pay the requested amount, however high it may be.

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Source: walla

All news articles on 2023-03-05

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