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Jakarta Post

Jakarta's traffic worsens in 2017: Survey

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 26, 2018   /   01:42 pm
Jakarta's traffic worsens in 2017: Survey Gridlock on Jl. Sudirman in Jakarta on April 5, 2016. (Antara /Puspa Perwitasari )

Jakarta's traffic congestion worsened in 2017, with the city moving into 12th position among the worst congested cities in the world, compared to its 2016 position of 22nd, according to a survey by Inrix.

According to the Inrix 2017 Traffic Scorecard, Jakarta was ranked just below Bangkok and above Washington.

Meanwhile, Los Angeles took out the top position for the worst traffic congestion, followed by Moscow, New York, Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Bogota and London.  

Meanwhile, the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) estimated that traffic congestion in Jakarta caused economic losses of about Rp 67.5 trillion (US$4.73 billion) throughout 2017.

Among the 10 cities surveyed in Indonesia, Jakarta was ranked as the most congested, followed by Bandung, Malang, Yogyakarta, Padang, Medan, Pontianak, Surabaya, Semarang and Denpasar.

Inrix surveyed 1,360 cities in 38 countries. (bbn)