Government Unveils “One Million” Plan to Reduce Traffic

By Hamodia Staff

A traffic jam at the entrance to a fuel station in Yerushalayim. (Jamal Awad/Flash90)

YERUSHALAYIM – The government set a intention to minimize private transportation by a million trips for every day to decrease congestion on the roads and air pollution.

The Cabinet on Sunday authorised Key Minister Naftali Bennett and Transport Minister Merav Michael’s “One Million” system to reduce personal car or truck use by 5%, within just a 12 months.

The system, which was formulated collectively with the Key Minister’s Office environment, the Ministry of Finance, authorities ministries and other community bodies, contains dozens of steps to right the distortions that incentivize the use of non-public automobiles, alongside with strengthening the various modes of community transportation and accelerating tasks to lessen journeys by private motor vehicle, according to a statement. 

The major factors of the application include things like:  

– Developing 74.6 miles of community transportation routes during the region, enforced for the first time by an enforcement device on designated interurban routes. 

– Enhancing the disorders of public transportation drivers, including far better personal safety and setting up another 100 restrooms for motorists. 

– To incentivize using community transit, for the initially time, community sector employees will be entitled to ‘transport’ payments equivalent to ‘car maintenance’ payments, without having getting to own a non-public vehicle, as well as offering precedence to applying public transportation.

– Advertising a system to encourage shared vacation by tens of hundreds of thousands of travellers.

– “No journey, no charge”: Working with the Funds Current market Authority to create rewards for these who do not use their cars and trucks on a every day basis. 

– Expanding the alternatives for working remotely in the community sector. 

– Greater provision of public transport to destinations of function.

 – Extension of functioning hrs for public transportation tasks. 

– In cooperation with the Israel Law enforcement, speedy elimination of street dangers this sort of as mishaps and other obstacles to enhance traffic flows. 

– Performing with Israeli innovation: accelerating trials of transportation technologies these kinds of as intelligent traffic lights, targeted visitors administration facilities, auto counting and drone assignments.

– Accelerating implementation of electronic providers by all governing administration ministries, decreasing the need to have to vacation to receive service.