I was in Israel at the end of 2011 and kicked off my visit there with a test ride of Tel Aviv’s bike share system, Tel-O-Fun. (The name is a mix of “Tel Aviv” and the Hebrew word for bicycle, “ofanaim.”) Annual subscriptions are available for 280 shekels, or about $72, but shorter options are available for visitors. I purchased a 24-hour subscription for just 14 shekels, or about $3.60, and like many bike share systems worldwide, the first 30 minutes of each ride are free.
I’ll write up a longer review later, but for now feel free to check out this Flickr set of my Tel-O-Fun experience. Tel Aviv is aiming to become the Amsterdam of the Middle East and its well on its way toward achieving that goal.