In Israel, a high percentage of the population relies on private cars as the primary means of transportation. This has led to a number of issues, including air pollution, traffic congestion, and a lack of investment in alternative forms of transportation.
One negative consequence of the reliance on private cars is that it can leave certain groups of people in “transport poverty.” This can occur when the high cost of car ownership or the lack of access to affordable and reliable public transportation makes it difficult for people to get to work, school, and other necessary destinations. This can lead to social and economic exclusion, as people who are unable to afford or access transportation may have limited opportunities to participate in the workforce and other aspects of society.
To address the issue of transport poverty, it may be necessary to invest in alternative forms of transportation, such as public buses, trains, and bike-sharing programs. This could help to make it easier and more affordable for people to get around, and potentially reduce the reliance on private cars.