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Israel’s transportation planning lags behind OECD countries, and we are paying the price – endless traffic jams, loss of employment productivity and free time, air pollution and contributing to the climate crisis – these are the consequences of private car-oriented transportation planning. In recent years, Israeli governments have tried unsuccessfully to close investment gaps in infrastructure, which are tens of percent lower than in other OECD countries, and to promote ambitious public transportation projects. However, as long as effective, integrated public transportation planning is not practiced in Israel, the public will continue to suffer without a proper alternative.

Promote beyond efficient and electric public transportation

In Israel in 2022, there is transportation planning adapted for private vehicles, and there is still no comprehensive national plan for a public transportation network. The high natural increase in the population of Israel will not allow the gap between the number of passengers on the roads and the road and road infrastructure to be bridged – and an attempt to plan for private vehicles only is doomed to failure known in advance. However, investment in public transportation is significantly lower than in other advanced countries of the world, grandiose plans of the Ministry of Transportation are promoted without coordination and inclusion, investments and projects are concentrated in the economic center of Israel and the response to the periphery does not meet or meet the needs of residents. The policy of the Ministry of Transportation is neither transparent nor ambitious – and consistently avoids setting official destinations for public transportation.

The change required in the planning system and traffic systems is beyond “Transit Oriented Development”. In such a small country, with short distances between destinations, it is possible to develop an efficient and flexible public transportation system that can serve the general public. Efficient public transportation has the potential to reduce social disparities and promote equality of opportunity, independence for all sectors of the public, reducing the gap between the social periphery and the center, addressing children and youth who depend on transportation and basically all of us who suffer from wasted work and leisure.

Some facts about transportation in Israel

סקטור התחבורה אחראי על

20% מפליטות גזי החממה בישראל
הפתרון הוא מעבר לתחבורה ציבורית יעילה וחשמלית ועלייה בתחבורה פעילה (הליכה ואופניים)

ההשקעה בתחבורה ציבורית

נמוכה ב-80%
בהשוואה למרבית המדינות המפותחות.

40%

זה היעד לשימוש בתחבורה ציבורית בישראל בשנת 2040
נמוך בהרבה ממדינות מתקדמות אחרות.

כ-250,000

כלי רכב חדשים עולים על הכביש בישראל מדי שנה
למרות שישראל התחייבה בהסכמי פריז להפחית ב-20% את הנסועה ברכב פרטי עד שנת 2030.

תחבורה ציבורית איכותית ומתקדמת, תחסוך מדי שנה

יותר מ-40 מיליארד ש"ח למשק
היא תוסיף לפריון המשק, תפחית מתחים, זיהום אוויר ותמותה.

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