17/01/2016
As of Monday, Jan. 18, 2015, police officers in Haifa will be enforcing new rules that are taking effect. Within the framework of the Haifa Bay Action Plan to Reduce Pollution and Environmental Risks, heavy trucks – more than 12 tons – are now barred from entering downtown Haifa during rush hour. Officers have been placed near the prohibited areas in order to enforce the rules, at the request of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP) and the Haifa Municipality. The rules for heavy trucks are among new transportation rules in Haifa aimed at reducing air pollution there.

When and Where Are Trucks Prohibited?

Sign saying heavy trucks cannot enter Photo: Amir Zalzberg
New Rules for Trucks in Downtown Haifa
Sign saying heavy trucks cannot enter
Photo: Amir Zalzberg

When?

  1. Rush hour:  6:30-9:30 in the morning; 15:00-18:00 in the afternoon

 

Where are trucks prohibited from entering?

  1. Ha’atzmaut Blvd.
  2. Jaffa Street
  3. Hativat Golani
  4. Rothschild Blvd.
  5. Pal-Yam Blvd.
  6. Hameginim Blvd.
  7. Allenby Street
  8. Hazionut Blvd
  9. Shivat Zion Street

 

Police are beginning to enforce the new rules after a two-week awareness-raising campaign.

In addition, signs have been put up on the main roads in the area.

Map of Roads Prohibited to Trucks (Hebrew)

New Rules for Trucks in Downtown Haifa