Mishkenot Hauma residents have been fighting the proposed Bus Parking Lot.Date created 29.01.2020 21:04:58
Mishkenot Hauma residents have been fighting the proposed Bus Parking Lot, slated to be built adjacent to their neighborhood, for 2 and a half years. Their campaign has finally paid off, and the City just decided to move the Bus Parking Lot to an alternative location, next to the Bituach Leumi building near the government quarter.
The Bus Parking Lot would have brought a significant amount of not just noise, but also heavy diesel pollution, the worst possible vehicle pollution. The city claimed that by the time buses would begin parking there, the buses would primarily be Electric Buses.
The City Finance Committee this week allocated a budget of NIS 25 million for the construction of the bus parking lot near the National Insurance Institute Square.
Mishkenot Hauma residents noted that there are many small children in the complex, and the bus pollution would have been very detrimental to them. Also, property values would have gone down.
Local residents demonstrated at City Hall during crucial meetings, and even blocked traffic at the City's entrance, during their campaign.
Chairman of the Cental City Community Council, Dr. Ophir Lang, who helped the residents of the neighborhood in the struggle to relocate the parking lot, was happy with the decision.