|The Jerusalem Bike Path Revolution||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/BikePathRevolution.aspx||The Jerusalem Bike Path Revolution||<img alt=" " src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/Bicycles.JPG?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>A 123 kilometer network of bicycle paths will cover the length and breadth of the city in a joint project between the Jerusalem Municipality and the Ministry of Transport. The plan will triple the length of existing bicycle paths in the capital. The paths will be paved gradually each year, and will be completed within five years, at an investment of NIS 150 million.</p>||The Jerusalem Municipality and the Ministry of Transport will soon get work underway on the master plan for bicycle paths in the capital. The plan, which is being pushed forward with Transport Ministry financing and through the Jerusalem transportation master plan, will be allotted NIS 150 million over the next five years for the paving of tens of kilometers of bicycle paths throughout the city. The additional kilometers will triple the network of existing bicycle paths from 43 kilometers today to 123 kilometers in 2023.The new program will create a network of bike paths in Jerusalem that connects to existing bike paths, including the central path at HaMesila Park (Train Track Park) and the Station to Station path currently being paved, which connects the Malha Railway Station to the Central Station on Jaffa Street via Herzog Street and Sacher Park.Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said that "the days when people said Jerusalem is a city with too many hills and isn't suitable for bicycles are over. The invention of electric bicycles, along with the many advantages of bicycles as a quick, healthy, inexpensive and environmentally friendly means of transportation, has created a reality that requires us to adapt the city's infrastructure to the many riders and allow them to ride in safety. I too occasionally come to my office on a bike, and I enjoy the many benefits. The plan to cover Jerusalem with bike paths will enable safer and more enjoyable riding. I thank Minister of Transport, Yisrael Katz, and his office, for the partnership and the budgetary appropriation for the advancement of the program for the welfare of the city's residents and visitors."123 Kilometers in Five YearsIn the first phase, by the end of 2019, 13 kilometers of bike paths will be paved in the neighborhoods of Kiryat Yovel, Ramat Sharet, Rehavia, the German Colony, the Eastern Ring Road from the Khan to the Mount Scopus campus and more (streets Agnon-Tchernichovsky, Dubnov-Kaddish, Begin-Gazelle Valley, Kadish Luz-Torah ve'Avoda, Ruppin, Eastern Ring).In the second phase, by the end of 2020, 37 kilometers of bike paths will be paved in the neighborhoods of Kiryat Menachem, Kiryat Yovel, the western ring bike path around Ein Karem, Kiryat Haleom, Ramat Shlomo, Bayit Vegan, Givat Mordechai and more (streets Burla, Kolitz, King David, connection to Pisgat Zeev, Moshe Sharett, connection to Gilo, Ein Karem, Pat Junction, Stern Park, Jaffa Gate, Sacher Park, connection between entrance to the city and the Ring, Shefa Chaim, Ramat Shlomo, Western Ring).In the third phase, by the end of 2021, 18 kilometers of bike paths will be paved in the neighborhoods of Gilo, Malha, Givat Shaul, Beit Safafa (streets Moshe Baram, Moda'i, Shmuel Ben Adiya, Golomb, Palmach (partial), Gilo, Kanfei Nesharim, Asher Viner, Bait).In the fourth phase, by the end of 2023, 12 kilometers of bike paths will be paved in the neighborhoods of Ramot, Hebron Road, Har Hotzvim and more.Simultaneous to the path revolution, the Jerusalem Municipality, through the Eden company, is developing a bike rental network that will soon be operating in the capital, in the city center and in the museums and government complex area. In its first phase, the network will include 500 bicycles that will be distributed through 50 docking stations. The Jerusalem rental network will be innovative, technological, and will operate via an application, with no payment equipment on the street. The docking stations are green and solar-operated, and are not connected to electricity. In addition, a franchisee has already been selected to operate the network.The new plan is moving forward thanks to the staff work of the Transportation and Infrastructure Division of the Jerusalem Municipality along with the Ministry of Transport and the Jerusalem transportation master plan. The goal is to strengthen and improve the city's bike path network so that it provides a solution to the city's riders, keep them safe and offers a sporting and tourist attraction in the capital.||10/20/2018 10:00:00 PM|
|No More Waiting in Line at the Municipality||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/onlineappointments.aspx||No More Waiting in Line at the Municipality||<img alt=" " src="/en/Municipality/PublishingImages/plazma_digikal_oct_en-02-02.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>A revolution at the Municipality: Starting October 15, 2018, schedule an appointment in advance and you won't have to wait</p>||Click here to make an appointment online The appointment can be scheduled using the Municipality website, application or at the *3552 call center.In addition, it is now possible to receive most municipal services on the website and using the application through on-line forms, without having to come to the Municipality.It will not be possible to receive services without first scheduling an appointment.On October 15, 2018, the Jerusalem Municipality will launch an unprecedented service revolution in which arrival at the Municipality will only be possible by prescheduled appointment, as is the case with HMOs, the Post Office and many other institutions, in order to save residents from having to wait in long queues to receive services, and to increase the efficiency with which these services are provided.In the near future, an appointment scheduling system for all services will be brought on-line through the Jerusalem Municipality website, the Yerushalmi application and the *3552 call center, and all residents will be able to schedule appointments in advance and arrive without having to wait in the queue and waste valuable time.It will not be possible to receive service without scheduling an appointment in advance.In addition, as part of the revolution, the Municipality is currently completing the transformation of most of municipal services into fast, digital services, and residents will be able to receive most municipal services from home or through the municipal application without having to arrive at the Municipality.The services will include various payments, parking matters, business promotion, city planning and many other services.In order to activate the scheduling system, we have begun the installation of fast transfer controllers in the Municipality building, which are designed to regulate the reception of the public and visitors in the municipal offices and refer them to the offices relevant to the services they require.Amnon Merhav, Director General of the Municipality, said, "The service revolution will facilitate, improve and streamline services to residents and will bring the Municipality to the highest levels in the service world. Residents' time is valuable to us. The Jerusalem Municipality is here to serve residents, and we constantly strive to streamline and improve the services provided to residents and to shorten the bureaucracy and the lines in order to increase residents' levels of satisfaction."The service revolution will be accompanied by an advertising campaign in the media and social networks that will instruct residents as to how they can receive all the services from home and using mobile devices, and how to schedule appointments in advance for the various municipal departments.In addition, staff will be stationed at the entrance to the Municipality in the coming weeks, and will provide assistance and guidance to residents and instruct them how to schedule appointments in advance, and how to obtain services without having to arrive at the Municipality.Click here to make an appointment online||10/17/2018 10:00:00 PM|
|Measles Immunization Campaign||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/MeaslesImmunizationCampain.aspx||Measles Immunization Campaign||<img alt=" " src="/SiteCollectionImages/PicMessage/Health/Health7.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p><span>We are in the midst of a measles immunization campaign to prevent the spread of the disease.</span></p>||Dear Parents,Tipat Halav can be visited without an appointment during the opening hours in order to obtain the vaccination forInfants and children from 1 to 6 years of age who have not been vaccinated against measles at all.Children and adults who came into contact with a measles patient and were referred for the vaccination. Please bring the vaccination book.To vaccinate school children, contact Natalie at 1-700-504-121.For further details, please call the telephone number 02-6298038, Sunday through Thursday, 800-1500.||10/16/2018 10:00:00 PM|
|Check Out Jerusalem's New 3-D Geographical Information System||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/new_gis.aspx||Check Out Jerusalem's New 3-D Geographical Information System||<img alt=" " src="/Residents/PlanningandBuilding/CityPlanning/Planning/PublishingImages/GIS.JPG?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>We are happy to announce that Jerusalem's new geographical information system (GIS) is now live and available for public use. The revamped system is now more user-friendly than ever, and offers new functionality and tools.</p>||The work was carried out by Simplex Mapping Solutions in a unique technology based on aerial photography. Every point in the city was photographed from dozens of different angles, providing ultra-precision mapping of 3 cm per pixel.The 3-D system's capabilities include measurement tools, various GIS layers, shading by trees and buildings over time, and more.Both new systems are also available for smartphone and tablet users.The upgraded system is a huge step bringing Jerusalem into the technological forefront of geographical information systems, alongside a range of new tools, innovative systems, and fruitful collaborations with hi-tech companies.Check out the new geographical information system hereCheck out the new 3-D system hereOr reach them through the municipality websiteChoose Residents from the top navigation bar, then choose City Planning, then click GIS from the left-hand navigation bar (available in Hebrew only).To reach the 3-D system from the GIS (Hebrew only)Open the Tools menu from the top navigation bar, choose 3-D Imaging, then click on any point on the map to view it in 3-D. The 3-D system will open in a new window displaying the requested location.||10/6/2018 9:00:00 PM|
|Jerusalem Tops Israel's Digital Cities||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/JerusalemDigitalCities.aspx||Jerusalem Tops Israel's Digital Cities||<img alt=" " src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/arnona1.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>Deloitte has rated Jerusalem as one of the three most digital cities in Israel, scoring 97 in various services; 98 in services for residents and 100 for business services.</p>||The Jerusalem Municipality was ranked third in Israel by Deloitte's Digilocally Index, which examines the provision of online digital services to residents, as compared to all Israeli cities.The high score was awarded for, among other things, the provision of online services in the areas of municipal property taxes, payment of parking tickets, submission of requests for parking tags, parking tickets appeals, contact via the website, access to "resident files", registration to educational institutions, business owners' ability to set appointments to receive frontal services and online services such as information regarding starting a business, checking the status of a business license and application for a business license. Additional high scores were awarded for the ability to search the website, adaption of the website to mobile devices and the existence of a municipal Facebook page and municipal application.The Municipality earned a score of 98 with regard to services for residents, as compared to the national average of 45; and in the area of services for businesses scored a perfect 100, as compared to the national average of 31. The impressive achievement comes following a long-term investment in the improvement of online services, in an effort to assist residents and prevent the needless waste of valuable time while standing in unnecessary lines.Just last year the Jerusalem Municipality launched the Digical revolution, which expanded the services provided to residents via the internet. As part of the digital modernization process, the Municipality dispensed with fax machines and upgraded the services to online forms at the click of a button and a dedicated search system. Among the services offered by Digical are requests, appeals, requests to be tried in court and more. Everything is done in an easy and friendly way, via email and the municipal website.The Jerusalem Municipality is also promoting the digitization of the city's businesses, and in recent months has set up free websites and Facebook pages for 250 small businesses in Jerusalem. As part of the move, each business received a unique WIX website, a Facebook business page, digital presence on Google My Business and directions to the business on Waze. This has been done to help small Jerusalem businesses market their business for free using digital tools.Amnon Merhav, Director-General of the Jerusalem Municipality, emphasized that "the Jerusalem Municipality has set itself the goal of being the spearhead of organizations promoting full digitization in all areas of activity – first and foremost in the area of services to residents, as well as the ongoing management of the city. The future is already here. Residents are able to receive a wide range of services and information at any time and place which is convenient to them, in a variety of service channels."Sima Sinai, Director of the Service Quality Authority, said that she is "proud and grateful for this achievement, which adds to the Jerusalem Municipality's first place win in the national service competition. We are proud to be a leading digital municipality and a leader in service. The Service Quality Authority works towards the provision of innovative and excellent services for Municipality customers, and believes in providing quick and convenient service. We are constantly promoting significant, in-depth processes in the service field, while checking them uncompromisingly – thereby revolutionizing customer experience. To visit the ranking site http//m.digilocally.deloitte.co.il/Place/3000||9/4/2018 9:00:00 PM|
|Student Scholarship||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/StudentScholarship.aspx||Student Scholarship||<img alt=" " src="/SiteCollectionImages/Default182_124.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>Students! Come get a NIS 10,000 scholarship from the Municipality of Jerusalem’s municipal scholarship fund:</p>||In preparation for the 2018-2019 academic year, the Municipality of Jerusalem has launched the municipal scholarship fund, which will hand out scholarships, each at a sum of NIS 10,000, to students who contribute 140 hours to community service during the academic year.The municipal scholarship committee has selected organizations, representing a wide variety of programs, at which students may volunteer to perform their community service requirements. For more information concerning the suggested program and its screening process, please contact each organization’s contact person. Higher priority will be given to students who graduated from high schools in Jerusalem.To the list of programs in Hebrew click here||7/31/2018 9:00:00 PM|
|A Night in the Square||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/nightinsquare.aspx||A Night in the Square||<img alt=" " src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/LalyelaKikar.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p style="text-align:left;">The most successful housing solution in Manhattan, Washington DC, and London has landed in Jerusalem: check out the newest urban living solution – co-living pods, where housing meets 21<sup><font size="2">th </font></sup>century needs. </p><p style="text-align:left;">Welcome to the world's cheapest Airbnb: only $10 a night – and Safra Square is yours to call home.</p>||This must be the best Airbnb deal ever. The Municipality of Jerusalem invites you to spend the night in a bijou, immaculately designed 25-square-meter pod that will be placed in Safra Square during the month of August. The fully-furnished unit includes a living room, kitchen, bedroom, shower, and toilet, and comes equipped with air conditioning, television, and all possible amenities. The cost per night is only $10 (36 NIS), including security.This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is on offer to the public from August 2 to 8. Registration for a single night (3 pm to 9 am) is available on the Airbnb website from July 24 to 26, and 4 lucky guests will be drawn in a raffle held among all Airbnb bookings. The winners will enjoy a night of special extras, including a visit from the Mayor, deliveries from nearby restaurants, publicity on social networks, and more.One lucky guest will win a free night! Want to be that guest? Post your reason on our Facebook page in the most creative way you can think of, and it might be you!The Safra Square Co-Living Project is a special cooperation between the Municipality of Jerusalem, the Ministry of Housing, the Ministry for Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage, and the Jerusalem Development Authority. It is part of the campaign led by the Municipality of Jerusalem for raising awareness of co-living solutions, also including a conference discussing these solutions. Arising from the realization that the current housing market caters only to families, the ultimate goal is to adapt the co-living model to Israeli reality, including bringing government housing regulations up-to-date. Co-living 90 percent of our time in 40 percent of our living spaceCo-living is a growing housing trend around the world. Cohabitation in cities started out as a community co-housing model in Scandinavia in the 1970s-1980s, when residents came together to purchase and manage communal housing solutions.This model has been adopted around the world, and some of the most successful co-living projects include Carmel Place (Ollie) in Manhattan, 5 buildings at Old Oak in London, and communities in Brooklyn, Washington, and Pittsburgh.Co-living redefines housing as a commodity and a service. It rests on the realization that 90 percent of the time, people are using only 40 percent of their living space. Co-living means shrinking personal space and increasing communal areas instead.Practically speaking, the housing model offers rent-only units with shared public spaces, operated by a management company offering serviced living, including maintenance, resident screening, and a rich community experience.Renters enjoy a communal life, but as opposed to the older co-living community model, do not take part in ownership or establishment of either the building or the community. Co-habitation is now a new market commodity – a rewarding residential experience for young renters, and a lucrative opportunity for developers.Communal areas in the building include a laundry room doubling as a lounge, a large common room with seating areas and a dining area, and a residents' club for parties, events, and movie screenings. The living units come fully-furnished with a bed, a sofa, etc., and equipped with a fridge, a television, and other amenities.Residents pay a monthly fee covering rent, community events, personal unit utilities (water, gas, electricity, city tax), communications (cable TV, internet), cleaning services (twice a month), and a maintenance fee. The conference on co-living will be held at the Koresh Hotel in Jerusalem on Monday, July 30.The co-living pod will be on display at Safra Square on July 30 – August 15, 2018.For further details, please contact Ravit Carmeli at Stern-Ariely-Saar PR, on 052-6678357.Competition terms and conditionsFurther details available on the Airbnb site||7/28/2018 9:00:00 PM|
|Jerusalem is the Best City for Businesses in 2018||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Businesses2018.aspx||Jerusalem is the Best City for Businesses in 2018||<img alt=" " src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/bestJerusalemBusinesRova.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>The Dun & Bradstreet ranking determined that Jerusalem is the best city for businesses in Israel in 2018. Mayor Nir Barkat, said: "The large investments that we have made in the fields of tourism, culture, and high-tech directly project the success of Jerusalem's businesses. They are an important economic growth engine, and I am proud that our efforts are bearing fruit".</p>||Prior to the elections in the local authorities, the Israel branch of Dun & Bradstreet rated the local authorities that are the best for businesses, and their performance in accordance with the heads of the local authorities. Jerusalem was ranked first among the large cities as the best city for business. It pushed Petah Tikva to second place, while Tel Aviv was ranked third, after it was ranked last year in second place. In the company's statement, it was written that "in thegreater Jerusalem area, the development of business is positive, and even exceeds that of the central region". Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat explained that "Jerusalem's rating as the best city for businesses in Israel reflects the return of Israel's capital city to its natural location as a leading and groundbreaking city. The great investments we have made in the fields of tourism, culture, and high-tech directly project the success of Jerusalem's businesses. Dun and Bradstreet's ranking joins the international rankings of Jerusalem as one of the cities with the most advanced high-tech in the world. Alongside this, we have led revolutions in introducing various sectors into the employment cycle in numbers that increase from year to year. We have implemented reforms in business licensing and in advancing the city's creative status. We have set up hubs that provide training, we have created "Green Lanes" for businesses, we have built thousands of new hotel rooms, and we are setting up a business district at the entrance to the city providing 60,000 jobs. Jerusalem businesses are an important engine of economic growth, and I am proud that our efforts and our focus on these areas are bearing fruit."The Jerusalem Municipality enumerates a series of processes that have brought Jerusalem to the top of the list decreasing the bureaucracy and the procedures, developing and strengthening the local economy in the neighborhoods, developing the city's creative status, developing the high-tech sector in cooperation with the Jerusalem Development Authority; professional training that advances businesses towards the digital age; creating a cultural scene in the business environment, and customer service for businesses that includes close attention to public inquiries, a unique start-up service for businesses that appeals to new businesses and entrepreneurs, and provides support and guidance until the opening and licensing of the business, as well as municipal mediation services that were launched just recently.||7/1/2018 9:00:00 PM|
|Digical: Everything You Need - Now From Your Smartphone||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/digical.aspx||Digical: Everything You Need - Now From Your Smartphone||<img alt=" " src="/en/Municipality/Municipal%20info/PublishingImages/digical_message-02.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>As part of the digital renewal process, we're upgrading our services and offer you easy, fast, and convenient service: online forms at the touch of a button and a dedicated search system.</p>||The Municipality is in the course of a digital renewal process, where the Municipality's central services are moving over to an online system, to offer easy, fast, and convenient service to the residents.This week, we launched "Digical"-- a system of online forms in a variety of fields, along with a dedicated search system that will help you find what you are looking for. The service is in Hebrew. Click here for the service.||5/23/2018 9:00:00 PM|
|Making Service Accessible with Sign Language||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/SignLanguage.aspx||Making Service Accessible with Sign Language||<img alt=" " src="/Residents/PlanningandBuilding/Accessibility/Accessibility/PublishingImages/Signlang.JPG?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>The Jerusalem Municipality in Proud to Present: Making Municipality Services Accessible to the Hearing Impaired</p>||Ever been in a situation where you had to deal with bureaucracy like arnona, parking permits, school registration – but no one would listen to you? We, at the Municipality, recognize the importance of listening to you and providing you with the best possible service. We're proud to update you regarding a new service that will soon be launched for the hearing impaired a sign language translator who will personally accompany and translate municipality services for you. The translators will be at your service at Safra Square and will accompany and assist you in receiving service from all departments on
Sunday 800 a.m. – 100 p.m.
Tuesday 300 p.m. – 600 p.m. The service is provided free of charge and does not require prior coordination. All you have to do is come.
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|Jerusalem Municipality App||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/JerusalemMunicipalityNewApp.aspx||Jerusalem Municipality App||<img alt="" src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/app_mess1.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>We have taken our technology up a notch! Access the website and download “Yerushalmi” – the new Jerusalem Municipality app. </p>||The new Yerushalmi app. brings digital services closer to you that ever before Where to find entertainment and recreation spots, submitting applications for parking stickers, appealing parking tickets and fines, making payments, loading Rav Kav cards, etc. – directly from your cellular smart phone.Through the Yerushalmi app. you can also register for Jerusalem city benefits and the application will display for you, anywhere you are, the closest and most relevant benefits for you. Do you already have a Yerushalmi card? You can register by means of a few simple steps and convert your Yerushalmi Card to a digital presence. The service comes to the palm of your hand and will be at your fingertips. Using Yerushalmi you will be able toObtain updates about events taking place all over the cityDispatch inquiries or notifications to the 106 hotline – directly from your smart phone, including attaching photographs, from wherever you are, on the spot, quickly and easily, and to obtain updates regarding the status of your inquiry. Obtain notifications that are relevant only to you based upon your residential address and neighborhood. Obtain information regarding parking lots and parking garages and the hours of business thereof.For Frequently Asked Questions about the Jerusalem App click hereAnd much more...So what are you waiting for?For Android smart phones and tablets, click here.For iPhones and iPads, click here. ||6/4/2016 9:00:00 PM|