The growing parking crisis in Tel Aviv was backed up by official numbers Sunday, as a new report by the City's Enforcement Department revealed that the humming metropolitan is lacking a staggering 324,000 parking spots.
The report was commissioned by a new municipal committee tasked with trying to solve the issue. The report also stated that the shortage results in over 3,000 parking tickets a day, most of which are given between 5pm and 7 pm, in central Tel Aviv.
According to the report, Tel Avivians own 152,000 vehicle, but incoming traffic sees more than 450,000 vehicles enter the city and compete for 278,000 parking spots – including those is regulated parking lots.
Other data suggested that 83% of the parking tickets issued daily are given to non-residents; 175,000 of the tickets given in 2008 were found to be faulty and rescinded, and that city residents believe parking signpost are unclear and consider the lack of slots one of the city's major problems.