Traffic Worse in Israel's Cities Than on Highways, Report Shows

Municipalities prefer income from curbside parking spaces to freeing up extra traffic lanes.

The early morning radio traffic reports give the impression that most of the country's gridlock is concentrated on intercity expressways like the Ayalon and Geha highways. But when they get into their cars and start the trek to work, Israeli drivers quickly discover that most of their time is actually spent getting out of the city.