Work began this week on the elevator in Park Anabe to make the park more accessible. Building an elevator in the park is a necessity due to the topographical slopes that characterize the entrances to the park, which make it difficult for people with physical disabilities, as well as families with strollers. The planning and design of the elevator as well as determination of its location was done in full cooperation with the Municipal Accessibility Forum, which is attended by representatives of the accessible community in the city. After a professional tour of the park together with the forum members and representatives of the municipality, it was decided that the location of the elevator will be in the northwestern entrance to the park through the scenic bridge in the Transportation Roundabout, opposite the train parking lot on Emek Zevulun. The elevator will take visitors to the park directly to the central path from which you can easily get around the park.
The investment in the work to build the elevator is estimated at around one million shekels and the Naaman Elevator company will be working on the project. The elevator can carry up to 13 passengers and its design will be transparent so people can enjoy the view while riding the elevator. The completion of the work, which is expected to continue for six months (depending on the weather conditions), will require partially closing the sidewalk area on Sederot Hachashmonaim by the Transportation Roundabout. In addition, the area under the scenic bridge, where the elevator is expected to be built, will also be closed.