TheJakartaPost

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

City told to grow public transit not new roads: Experts

  • Adisti Sukma Sawitri

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 29 2008   /  11:13 am

Jakarta should focus more on developing its inner-city public transportation than building more roads to solve traffic woes in the city, experts from East Asia and Indonesia say. Transportation expert Hitoshi Ieda of the East Asia Society of Transportation Studies (EASTS) said the extensive train network that had linked Greater Jakarta could not work effectively without an inner-city transportation system. "This is the biggest problem that most commuters would have once they arrived in the city. A good inner-city public transportation system, like the busway, should be available near train stations so they can reach their destinations easily," he told reporters Friday. The experts also discussed the importance of developing public transportation as opposed to building more roads in Jakarta. EASTS president Kyung Soo Chon said traffic congestion cou...