A section in the Givat Shmuel area.
Cycling as a clean and fast alternative to traffic jams and slow public transport (Photo: Natibi Ayalon)
Ayalon Routes will soon resume the work to pave the eastern part of the field path, a central 14-kilometer section of the Havnidan project, the bicycle highway that should allow the residents of Gush Dan to bypass the traffic jams by bicycle.
This is after the judge of the Central District Court, Yael Toyoster Israeli, rejected a petition filed by a group of residents from the Kfar Ganim neighborhood in Petah Tikva against the Petah Municipality and the Ayalon Roads Company demanding a halt to the construction of a section in the eastern part of the trail, which begins at the Amishab interchange on Route 471, and continues to Givat Shmuel. Kiryat Ono and Ramat Gan up to Gesher Yehudit/Yitzhak Sadeh Street in Tel Aviv. The trail will allow, among other things, access to Bar Ilan University and a central employment area in Tel Aviv.
The 15 residents, who will be represented by attorney Mordechai Gadansky, claimed that the path would harm their quality of life, since it would pass through the green strip between their villas and the acoustic wall that separates them from the Maccabit road, would increase the movement of vehicles in the area where riders would come to start riding, and that the work on it is not Legality They also demanded that if the path was built, its width would be reduced from 3.5 meters to only 2.
Simulation of the path.
will link Bar Ilan University to Gesher Yehudit in Tel Aviv (Photo: Natibi Ayalon)
Advocate Michal Agassi (Photo: Eitan Ricklis)
Attorney Gil Zilber (Photo: Eitan Ricklis)
Elad Suisa of Ayalon Roads, said in court that "We pave hundreds of kilometers of bicycle paths. There are cases where we pass through the entrances to houses. In this case, we are talking about the backs of the houses, when there is an entire street that separates, including the movement of vehicles. There is no access to the yards of the houses. In terms of A conflict between an urban space and a bicycle path, the path is actually on the outskirts of the city. A width of 3.5 meters is essential to enable safe riding for riders who come opposite each other."
In addition, the Pat City Municipality and the Ayalon lanes claimed that some of the petitioners in general invaded public areas, an invasion that interferes with the construction of the new bicycle shed.
Judge Twister Israeli ruled that it was made clear that there was no connection to the path from the street where the petitioners live, as long as there was no fear that it would increase traffic there. Ayalon will expand the gardening strip in accordance with the agreements with all the residents of the street, where in some cases this will come at the expense of parking spaces, at their discretion.
The petition delayed the construction of the section by several weeks.
It will now be renewed and is expected to be completed in about six months.
The entire path to Tel Aviv should be mostly ready in a year and a half. The section between Bar Ilan, Alof Sade Interchange and Jordan Street will be carried out as part of the work on the purple line of the light rail
Natibi Ayalon was represented by attorney David Kahlon.