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      Archive: 12/4/2007
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        12/4/2007, Kislev 24, 5768

      Tel Aviv May Increase Parking Price


      The Municipality of Tel Aviv may greatly increase the cost of a municipal parking sticker in an effort to unclog the narrow streets of Tel Aviv and encourage commuters to leave their cars at home. The cost hike is meant to address a lack of residential parking in the 350,000 person city.  The potential plan would raise costs for parking an additional NIS 2 (52 cents) a night, and reward those who relinquish their cars with NIS 2.

      The proposal was raised Monday at a conference sponsored by the Porter School of Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University and the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality. Parking in Tel Aviv is estimated to be 15 percent below what is needed.