Bicycle accident victims sue Tel Aviv Municipality

Two pedestrians, a jogger and a bicyclist who were injured by bike riders in Tel Aviv are suing the municipality for NIS 2.5 million, claiming the city is failing to protect those who simply follow the rules of the road.

The plaintiffs filed their case with the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, arguing that the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality encourages the development of a cycling culture in the city without ensuring suitable enforcement mechanisms.

While the city’s plans have led to a dramatic increase in riders of both traditional and electric bicycles, these programs have simultaneously reduced the space available to pedestrians and are causing “real mortal danger,” the lawsuit argues.


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