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Jaffa Road from the Jerusalem Light Rail

Posted by Avital Pinnick on August 22, 2011

This is another video I made on the first day of the Jerusalem Light Rail. If you haven’t seen downtown Jerusalem for a while, it’s undergone a lot of changes. The entire length of Jaffa Street from Zion Square to the Central Bus Station is closed to vehicles except for the Light Rail. It was in an awful state for years. A lot of stores went out of business and people didn’t spend as much time downtown because it was so unpleasant to walk around construction on narrow sidewalks.

Here are some photos I took of Jaffa Road in 2008:

Construction for light rail

Light Rail Construction, Jerusalem

Light Rail Construction, Jerusalem

this is how it looked in 2009:

Downtown Jerusalem not looking its best

By 2010 it was more presentable, although still awkward for pedestrians:

Jaffa Road, Jerusalem

The area between Zion Square and King George seems to be recovering, but the area above the Klal building has a way to go. Still, we’ve come a long way in three years!

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