The streets are the blood of the city, and an interesting road will definitely give outsiders a beautiful impression of the city. Tel Aviv, Israel is a young city, not particularly eye-catching. Now when I think of this most fashionable city in Israel, I think of Rothschild Avenue. When I was traveling in Tel Aviv, I lived near this road, and I needed to go through this road to the ancient city of Jaffa or the lively beach. Originally it was just passing by, but often I stopped for a while because I met something interesting.
The two-kilometre-long Rothschild Avenue is one of the earliest roads designed by Tel Aviv. It is well known locally, and many old houses along the street have witnessed the historic moment of Israel’s founding. In 1948, the Israeli Declaration of Independence was signed at the Independence Hall on the Boulevard.
A section of this road is concentrated in the city’s most expensive bank building, so it is also regarded as the city’s financial center, but this road has never seemed too noisy. There are also many small pavilions on the avenue that really sell delicious coffee, with randomly arranged seats, often full. There are many performance halls on the avenue. This is also the cultural center of Tel Aviv. There are also many of Tel Aviv’s most popular restaurants and cafes in the surrounding lanes. A street plays various roles in the city and attracts people from all walks of life. It has become the most classic neighborhood in Tel Aviv.
However, from the 1960s to the 1980s, Rothschild Avenue gradually declined and became dilapidated. However, in 2005, after a drastic plan, the historic building was restored and the residents began to return, injecting new cultural power. The biggest change is to make the people users of the avenue.
Although it is called a boulevard, in fact, the space for cars is extremely narrow, but it reserves most of the space for cyclists and pedestrians. The center of the road is like a long strip of parks filled with leafy phoenix trees. Tel Aviv’s bike-sharing and scooter-sharing programs have been very successful, and lanes have been designed for riders on the avenue. If everyone can follow the rules, they will be fine.
There are a lot of stools and benches in the park. Visitors can rest after tired, lie down and look at the sky and read books. Next to the park is a mobile library. At the same time, many open spaces with shelters are also designed. They are also equipped with sockets to provide conditions for outdoor office work. Tel Aviv is known for startups, and entrepreneurs often find inspiration on the agile streets.
This street is actually a destination in itself, but the purpose of people coming here is not strong, and it may be just for the sake of stealing half a day. But for busy city people, isn’t there a need for such a street where they can sometimes be lazy?