|M.Sc Student||Michal Tuchler|
|Subject||The Impact of the Ayalon Througways on the Structure of the|
Cbd in the Tel-Aviv Metropolitan Area - the Yigal
Alon Road Case
|Department||Department of Architecture and Town Planning||Supervisor||Professor Emeritus Shefer Daniel|
Central business districts (CBD) around the world, such as the Tel Aviv CBD, are undergoing structural change due to the influence of metropolitan axes and centers. The CBD activities which are sensitive to accessibility and parking, are drawn to metropolitan areas with an improved transportation supply.
This study is concerned with the economic sectors involved in financial and commercial services which operate out of offices.
The study was conducted by demonstrating the structural change occurring in the Tel Aviv CBD since the opening of the Ayalon Throughways and focuses on CBD activities which located on the east end of this traffic artery.
The data used in this study was collected through questionnaires and personal interviews of a random sample of company executives who had been involved in deciding to locate their offices in the area east of the Ayalon Throughways; this data was then processed statistically.
The conclusions show that the type of business activity in the Ayalon Throughways Area is characteristic of post-industrial era and not of traditional CBD type. It is for this reason that these businesses are so sensitive to the issue of accessibility to a wide range of areas, parking availability, quality of life and neighborhood, and status symbols. Most of the companies relocated from their residential locations in the center and north Tel Aviv due primarily to the growth of the company, but also as a means of improving the quality of life. Other moved as they had been evicted by the city, and a portion of the companies are new.
Today, the Tel Aviv CBD extends beyond the Tel Aviv municipal limits. The CBD is clearly undergoing a process of specialization in various fields. Post-industrial business type is leading this process.
According to these findings it can be predicted that new transportation projects in the metropolitan area are likely to open new area for future development. These areas, in turn, will attract post-industrial CBD activity, and establishments that are relatively small, dynamic and are willing and able to relocate.