Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The long and not-winding road

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Welcome to our growing planned community in the northern Negev!
When you turn off the highway into Meitar, this long street with palm trees down the middle leads you to the center.


Alongside the street is the bike path, and next to that is the sidewalk.
A place for drivers, another for bikers, and one for joggers and walkers.

But where is everybody??

Down here in the desert you try not to be caught outside in the midday sun.
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UPDATE:  I should add that all these trees in the photos were planted just within the last year, so hopefully they will gradually fluff out and provide more shade.
I remember when the fronds of the palms were still tied together in a bundle.

(Linking to Our World Tuesday.)

15 comments:

VP said...

I would like to give a try for a while to a planned community. Our cities are really going a bit too far on the unplanned side...

William Kendall said...

A nice street!

I rather prefer the way these bike lanes are kept seperate from the roadway as compared to bike lanes here that are on the road and only seperated by a narrow uprising of concrete.

Englepappa said...

Should be great to bicycle down that road! And it really looks like a warm day - I understand those who keep it indoor...

bettyl-NZ said...

How cool that everybody has their own lane! We have 'directions' marked on the roads here in New Zealand, since we drive on the left (aka 'wrong'!) side.

cieldequimper said...

I hope people don't speed...

Gary Phillips said...

Great road plan!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

Bergson said...

a pleaseant place for my bike
but too sunny

Sara said...

It makes a lovely street I think. And how very well planned indeed to have a separate bike path as well as one for pedestrians. I have always wondered why the palm tree planters leave their fronds tied up when they set the trees in place? They do it here in So California too.

Karl Demetz said...

A beautiful and well maintained street, I like the bike path!

crystal said...

That street reminds me of where my grandparents lived, on Palm Drive - there were palm trees planted along both sides of the street :)

Halcyon said...

I'm usually not so big on planned communities, but if they are like this maybe they're not so bad. That bike trail looks great with the big palms lining it. Hope they will bring some shade. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Your long avenue looks a little like our Riverside Drive Dina.. Without the river :) I totally understand the not wanting to be out in the midday sun!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

P.s. I meant to say Dina, thankfully the Bell Tower isn't in a residential area, it sits on the Swan River foreshore, so no angry neighbours :)

José Mendonça said...

Palm Trees always make roads look great. Nice perspectives, Dian.

Kay said...

I guess this is what they mean by, "as far as the eye can see." Looks like a great place to ride a bike if it's not too hot.