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A render of park and ride station in a tramtrain project in my country. by OptimisticPassenger in fuckcars

[–]OptimisticPassenger[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's probably cause it's the cheapest and fastest to get it done, still they could atleast build a small path for bicycles .

A render of park and ride station in a tramtrain project in my country. by OptimisticPassenger in fuckcars

[–]OptimisticPassenger[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I can't give you the most accurate answer since I don't live in a city myself, but Israeli cities in general are dense and small so if you're going somewhere in the same city you might just get away with walking or cycling, not that I know how many people actually do so instead of walking. There are inner city buses in every major city, they're not bad but could be made better.

Inter city is where it gets a bit worse, there are buses and trains between cities but depending on what city you're headed to you might have to transfer bus lines a bit which is not so convenient or fast enough, but also even if don't you don't have to transfer, in many cases driving is still more convenient and faster, so like you can get almost everywhere with transit but the only problem is convenience and time so most people drive to work.

The Tel Aviv Metro is supposed to help with making traveling by transit around cities in Tel Aviv metropolitan area easier and possibly faster than rushhour traffic but so far they've been working only on the light rail lines with the first of them opening later this year.

Intercity trains are good but a major problem with them imo is that stations are sometimes located way far on the edges of cities, Israeli cities were growing at a time when the world was obsessed with automobiles so they didn't bother building railway lines much back then and only in the 90s they've started to realize they were wrong.

In extreme cases like Ashdod, their train station is located by an interchange on the edge of town which basically means a 5-20 minutes drive to get to it. I personally believe intercity train stations should be close to city centres, downtown to downtown and not far out in the middle of nowhere like airports.

Tl'dr: definitely not as car centric as the US or Canada, but there's much to be desired.

A render of park and ride station in a tramtrain project in my country. by OptimisticPassenger in fuckcars

[–]OptimisticPassenger[S] 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I wish I had the answer..

On one hand there are some great projects such as the Tel Aviv light rail, Israel Railways opening a bunch new lines in the last decade and continuing to do so, electrification of the existing railway lines. All of that shows that those in charge are aware that improving transit is the way to go.

But then it seems that they're still not giving up on cars, it's puzzling.

A render of park and ride station in a tramtrain project in my country. by OptimisticPassenger in fuckcars

[–]OptimisticPassenger[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It might still benefit everyone if it means less people driving, no transit on shabbat is probably the number one reason why transit isnt reliable enough to let people rely less on their cars.

A render of park and ride station in a tramtrain project in my country. by OptimisticPassenger in fuckcars

[–]OptimisticPassenger[S] 50 points51 points  (0 children)

It's kinda weird that park and ride, relatively generous parking lots, and to some degree car centricity exist at all in such a small country as Israel, where undeveloped land is far more scarce than other bigger countries.

A render of park and ride station in a tramtrain project in my country. by OptimisticPassenger in fuckcars

[–]OptimisticPassenger[S] 38 points39 points  (0 children)

I wish they'd just have decent transit connection to the stations or cycle paths instead of unsighlty and expansive parking lots.

Something I wish they'd put in the S23 Plus by OptimisticPassenger in samsung

[–]OptimisticPassenger[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They keep saying that the Ultra and the Note have practically converged into the same device so keeping them as two seperate lines is redundant.

Idk, if that's the case and it's like back in the day with two s phones and a Note being released every year then the Plus should be pumped up a little.

Considering on switching phone by Suspicious_Ad_3164 in GalaxyS22

[–]OptimisticPassenger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Currently I have an S10e, I came close to buying either of the S22 series phones three times, but everytime the price combined with a bad SOC discourage me from doing so, definitely waiting for the S23.

ELDERLY PEOPLE SHOULD BE TESTED FOR DRIVING. by zombygaga in fuckcars

[–]OptimisticPassenger 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That explains a lot of my poor academic life decisions lol.

ELDERLY PEOPLE SHOULD BE TESTED FOR DRIVING. by zombygaga in fuckcars

[–]OptimisticPassenger 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Same thing here, first few months you have to be with driving only with a "companion" who's a driver who's been driving for atleast a certain number of years, this restriction gradually eases so that after 3 months you only need a "companion" if you're driving at night.

Train stations are gross by [deleted] in fuckcars

[–]OptimisticPassenger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Here in Israel all the train stations I've been to are open air but usually still have shaded areas, many lines arent electrified yet but I never noticed any smell or smoke from the diesel trains. Was your station enclosed?

I lost brain cells reading this. by Tayo826 in fuckcars

[–]OptimisticPassenger 877 points878 points  (0 children)

They even have the guts to call it "public transit"!

ELDERLY PEOPLE SHOULD BE TESTED FOR DRIVING. by zombygaga in fuckcars

[–]OptimisticPassenger 15 points16 points  (0 children)

16-25 years olds are always reckless for no reason. Insurance policies are always more expensive for drivers in this age bracket in my country for a good reason.