Title

METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION IN ISRAEL

Authors

M G. SHIFRON

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1983

Subject Area

operations - traffic, infrastructure - bus/tram lane, infrastructure - bus/tram lane, land use - planning, ridership - commuting, organisation - management, place - urban, place - cbd, mode - bus, mode - mass transit, mode - subway/metro

Keywords

Vehicular traffic control, Urban planning, Transportation industry, Transportation, Transport, Transit, Traffic restraint, Traffic management (Traffic control), Town planning, Street traffic control, Roads, Road transportation, Research, Public transit, Metropolitan area planning, Mass transit, Local transit, Israel, Highway usage, Highway travel, Highway transportation, Highway traffic control, Efficiency, Economic efficiency, Downtowns, Commuting, Community planning, City planning, City centers, Central business districts, Bypasses, Bypass facilities, Bus lanes

Abstract

Tel Aviv is an example of a medium-sized metropolis, whose road network lags far behind its motorization. The pressure of neighboring cities on the core is such that the daily life of central city inhabitants has been disrupted severely. Efforts to solve these problems have so far concentrated on: a) Limitations on private vehicle movement. b) Exclusive bus lanes and contra-flow lanes for transit. c) Massive development of arterial roads and by-passes around the center. It is imperative to allow the activity of commuters in Tel Aviv, but only to the extent that their transportation characteristics are not detrimental to the city life. A much improved public transportation service for commuters is an example in this direction.