Tel Aviv is the second most populous city in Israel (after Jerusalem). Located on the country’s Mediterranean coastline and with a population of approximately 500 000, Tel Aviv it is the economic and technological center of the Israel. Tel Aviv receives over 2.5 million international visitors annually. Known as the “party capital” in the Middle East, it has a lively nightlife and 24-hour culture. Tel Aviv is home to Tel Aviv University, the largest university in the country with more than 30,000 students. Tel Aviv wheelchair access travel is a pleasure. This is because the law in Israel requires public places and services to be made accessible.
Attractions and Opportunities
Local buses feature a ramp for entry and exit. Each bus has a designated area for wheelchairs with belts to secure the chair as the bus moves.
All Tel Aviv railway stations are wheelchair accessible, and wheelchair-bound passengers – and blind passengers too – are entitled to assistance when boarding and alighting. They also are entitled to a reserved seat in an accessible coach. Passengers requiring such assistance must notify the railway information center (*5770 from a phone in Israel) at least 12 hours prior to the scheduled journey. Accessible stations, designated with the International Symbol of Access, are equipped with designated facilities to assist those boarding and alighting with wheelchairs, operated by a railway employee who has undergone the appropriate training.