In the fall of 2011, Jerusalem finally got its much anticipated light rail (after years of construction). The light rail was intended to offer a comfortable and eco-friendly means of transportation to Jerusalem’s residents, but some of them – especially those who ride bikes – think cycling is better (and protest the fact that bikes are banned aboard the light rail). In order to remind Jerusalem that cycling is still a great way to get around, Cycle Jerusalem has organized a Bike to Work Day to take place next week.
Participants can join Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, companies, and institutions that will be biking to work on Sunday, March 25th.
Bike to Work Day will be held just a few days before Festigalgal – a Jerusalem Bicycle Festival also organized by Cycle Jerusalem.
Festigalgal will include a bike ride that begins in the morning, a bike circus, musical performances, and activities for the whole family. (Bike rentals will be available on location.)
Bike to Work Day and Festigalgal are only two of the cycling events organized recently by Cycle Jerusalem. The organization has also put together a Critical Mass ride and a cycling protest of the bike ban aboard the Jerusalem light rail in recent months.
To read more about these events visit the Cycle Jerusalem website (in Hebrew).
Read more about cycling activism in Jerusalem:
Critical Mass of Cyclists to Test Jerusalem’s Bike Paths
Cyclists Protest Ban on Bikes Aboard Jerusalem’s Light Rail
The Cycling Nightlife in Jerusalem