A new bicycle rack system being installed in Tel Aviv has become the most visible symbol of a crackdown on cyclists in Israel.
The Israeli City Council on Wednesday approved the construction of a system with 12 racks, with five being made of plastic.
The system, designed by the Israeli engineering company, Adyge, was approved by the council on Wednesday and will be installed in central Tel Aviv by March 2021.
The project, dubbed “Citizen City,” is part of an ambitious campaign by the municipality to get citizens cycling.
More than 30,000 Israelis, including 1,400 cyclists, took part in the first-ever cycling demonstration in Tel-Aviv in May, the Jerusalem Post reported.
The campaign aims to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries related to cycling by a quarter in five years.