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Is Sherut Culture a Vehicle for Kindness?

in Life, Culture & Sports

As I stand on Ben Yehuda, a busy main street parallel to the beach in Tel Aviv, I wave down a yellow taxi – not the New York kind – but what Israelis call a ‘monit sherut’, or shared taxi. The sherut is an alternative to taking the bus, as it often runs along the…

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The Startup Nation Needs New Roads

in Economy & Innovation

In the past twenty years, the number of cars on the Israeli roads have more than doubled; however, the number of roads has only grown by 45%. Ultimately this means there are too many cars, and not enough roads. Traffic congestion is said to be causing Israel about 35 billion shekels annually. With the new…

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The Tel Aviv Bike Path is Blossoming

in Tourism & Nature

For an urban hub like Tel Aviv, bike paths are a hot topic. Given the consistent increase in congestion and traffic, local residents tend to use bicycles, not solely to enjoy the ride, but to get from point A to B. The relationship between cyclists, drivers and even pedestrians has been rocky. With poorly set…

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Jerusalem Railway Station is Open

in Economy & Innovation

Starting Tuesday, September 25, the long-awaited Jerusalem railway opened, and it’s making moves towards Tel Aviv. The railway line situated at the Yitzhak Navon Railway Station is across from the Central Bus Station, and isn’t yet fully operational. The line has only recently been approved for a one-month trial, which will run between Jerusalem and…

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American Public Transport is Transforming with Israeli App

in Economy & Innovation

Public transportation will never be the same again. Via, a new Israeli mobile app created by Daniel Ramot and Oren Shoval, has introduced the Israeli concept of the sherut, Israel’s shared minibuses, and made it accessible to all. Sheruts are yellow minibuses which hold one driver and ten passengers, following a fixed route and picking…

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