A few more comparisons with the West End.
Here’s a West End minipark:
And one in the White City:
Here’s what it’s like trying to find a parking spot at night in the White City:
It’s way worse than the West End: the closest space from the image above was at least a kilometre away. In the West End, it’s not as bad if you have a permit sticker – but didn’t see any residents-only parking in TLV.
Rico, in the post below, says that he prefers the West End: ” … to me the difference is not building form but tree cover along the sidewalks.” And the West End certainly has some of the best street trees in the city:
But even in subtropical Tel Aviv, especially in the northern part of the White City, the streets are heavily treed:
While the White City is not as heavily landscaped and parked as the ‘Garden City’ planner Patrick Geddes intended, it still stacks up well against even as green a city as Vancouver.Read more »