Yerushalayim, the Accessible

Mayor Moshe Lion at the ribbon cutting of the Yerushalayim accessibility project, Monday. (Jerusalem Municipality Spokesperson)

The Old City of Yerushalayim became on Monday the host to the largest-scale accessibility project in any ancient city in the world.

Mayor of Yerushalayim Moshe Lion launched the initiative to ensure that all of the world-famous historical sites in the capital are accessible& to all. The project includes an app that provides accessible voice-guided tours& within the Old City.

“The Old City of Jerusalem has been important to billions around the world for thousands of years.& Today, I am proud to say that the Old City of Jerusalem is accessible to billions more.& This accessibility project is unique to Jerusalem,” Lion said.

“Today, we are the leaders in accessibility and are paving the way for ancient cities around the world.& Obviously, this was not an easy task. As you can see, the streets of the old city are steep, narrow and ancient, not designed for accessibility.& Now, all visitors and residents can enjoy four kilometers of streets in the Muslim, Armenian and Christian quarters and explore our city’s rich and vibrant history.”

To Read The Full Story

Are you already a subscriber?
Click to log in!