After years of delays, construction began yesterday on the huge project of digging a subway and light rail system for Tel Aviv.
Residents anticipate the worst -- increased congestion on the streets, perpetual gridlock, big delays, loss of business to stores along the route, etc.
There is even fear that rats will come up and out of their underground burrows when the machines start excavating.
These green bicycle rental stations all around Tel Aviv have been popular for years.
But now, everyone is asked to leave their cars at home and to ride a bike or take the bus in the city.
In Jerusalem we lived for years with the discomforts of torn up streets and detours and slowness as they slowly built the tram rails.
But we survived.
Here are some of my posts showing the light rail construction in Jerusalem:
Torn up Jaffa Road
Mayor threatens the new Calatrava tram bridge
Laying the rails
Knee-deep in wet cement
Riding the tram, at last!
Lots more posts under the label Tram (to your left)!
(Linking to OurWorld Tuesday.)