Yerushalayim, the Accessible

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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.”