Tel Aviv’s flat topography and comfortable climate make it a great location for bicycle and scooter riding. Throughout the city, you will find over 75 green Tel-O-Fun bike stations. This municipality-run bike sharing option enables riders to pick-up and drop-off a bicycle as needed. There are also several private companies which offer bike and electric scooter sharing services (see helpful apps below).
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How does Tel-O-Fun work?
1. Go to one of the Tel-O-Fun stations around town.
2. Choose a daily, 3-day, or weekly access card.
3. Rent a bicycle and start riding. The first 30 minutes are included in the rental fee. Afterwards, you pay according to usage time.
4. When you are done using the bicycle, return it to any Tel-O-Fun station.
Safety Rules and Tips:
1. By law, you must wear a helmet at all times while riding.
2. By law, you must obey traffic signs and laws.
3. The law requires that you ride on bike lanes or the road. It is not permitted to ride on sidewalks. This applies to both bicycles and scooters.
4. The use of electric scooters and bicycles is restricted to people ages 16 and above.
5. It is forbidden to ride with another person on the same scooter or bicycle.
6. From now on, shared transportation rental companies will also be required to enforce safety measures.
7. In the city center, parking is permitted only at designated parking lots (which appear as white marked rectangles). Throughout the rest of the city, please park close to buildings or curbstones (leave two meters for pedestrians to pass through).
8. Blocking public passageways, bus stops, buildings, businesses, or educational institutions may result in a fine.
9. Alarm activation is permitted only between 7am and 11pm.
10. While riding, stay alert and pay attention to your surroundings.
11. Wear bright clothing or add reflectors so that drivers can see you.
Additional rules wHich Will take effect in 2020:
1. Restricted Traveling Areas: electrical scooters will not be allowed in pedestrian-only zones (for example the wooden deck at the Tel Aviv Port). Furthermore, shared electric scooters will automatically be shut down when entering these areas (implementation by Feb. 1, 2020).
2. Traffic Moderating Areas: the speed of electric scooters will be limited to 15 km/h in areas where the municipality has detected a high volume of friction between pedestrians and scooter riders (implementation by Feb. 1, 2020).
3. License Plates: shared scooter companies will put a license plate on all their scooters. The general public will be able to use the municipal 106 app to report users riding on the sidewalk (implementation by Jan. 1, 2020).
4. Parking in Restricted Areas: the municiplaity is expanding the areas where scooters will be prohibited outside of designated parking spaces. Users will not be able to end their ride nor lock the scooters outside the designated parking spaces (implementation by Jan. 1, 2020).
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