Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
Video Weather icon 30°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
weather-icon
30°C Partly Cloudy

Dry and mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • weather-icon

    Wed

    26℃ - 32℃

  • weather-icon

    Thu

    25℃ - 32℃

  • weather-icon

    Fri

    25℃ - 31℃

  • weather-icon

    Sat

    26℃ - 30℃

Study shows pedestrians cause traffic jams in Tanah Abang: Anies

  • News Desk
    News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, November 7, 2017 | 04:50 pm
Study shows pedestrians cause traffic jams in Tanah Abang: Anies Street vendors occupy Jl. KH Mas Mansyur near Tanah Abang Market in Central Jakarta on July 15. (Tempo/Eko Siswono Toyudho)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has said that, according to a study, pedestrians are the cause of traffic congestion in the Tanah Abang business area in Central Jakarta.

“That [conclusion] is based on research,” Anies said at City Hall on Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com. However, he did not state which study was used as a reference.

Previously, Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno said pedestrians were the second biggest cause of the chaos in Tanah Abang, as many people flocked the area, which caused traffic jams.

Sandiaga made this comment after seeing aerial photos of Tanah Abang on Monday morning.

According to Sandiaga, road development was the biggest cause of traffic jams, followed by pedestrians and angkot (public minivans), which park along the roads waiting for passengers.

Contrary to criticism that street vendors contributed to the chaos, Sandiaga said they did not affect congestion significantly because they numbered only around 300.

“The number of street vendors is under 300, so if we organize them, it is not extraordinary compared to those on Cengkeh, of which there are some 400 to 500,” Sandiaga said, referring to street vendors in the Old Town complex in West Jakarta, who were relocated to Jl. Cengkeh for urban planning during the administration of former governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. (wnd)

Join the discussions