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Jakarta Post

Editorial : Good is not enough

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, May 14 2011   /  01:00 pm

The decision by the Jakarta administration to extend a ban on trucks traveling on four sections of the inner-city toll road for one month after a limited five-day trial during the organization of the 18th ASEAN Summit last weekend has won the support of Jakartans as it has produced good results of relatively smooth traffic flow within the inner-city toll road.

The ban, which is imposed from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily, has proven to be successful in reducing traffic loads within the inner-city toll road and thus reduced the travel time needed by Jakartans using personal vehicles or public transportation to reach their destinations within the capital city.

Jakarta has so far been planning to impose a total ban on trucks traveling on the inner-city toll road, aimed at easing congestion on the city’s roads, especially during rush hours.

However, nothing is perfect. And...