The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Transportation Agency plans to build park and ride facilities in three areas next year to encourage more people to use public transportation to get downtown.
“We have allocated funds to build park and ride facilities in Kampung Rambutan and Kalideres bus terminals,” the agency's acting head, Sigit Widjatmoko, said on Saturday as reported by kompas.com.
The Kampung Rambutan park and ride facility in East Jakarta will be able to hold 80 cars and 120 motorcycles, while the Kalideres facility in West Jakarta will be able to accommodate 100 cars and 300 motorcycles.
Another park and ride facility will be constructed near an MRT Jakarta depot in Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta.
The facilities are in line with the Jakarta administration’s plan to increase parking fees next year after MRT Jakarta begins operations in March. The policy aims to discourage people from using their own vehicles. With park and ride facilities, commuters can leave their vehicles in the parking lot near bus terminals or railway stations and then proceed to their destinations using public transportation.
The administration, in collaboration with other offices, has provided several park and ride facilities across the city, such as at a Transjakarta bus stop in Ragunan, Pulo Gebang bus terminal, PGC Cililitan, Jl. MH Thamrin and Pinang Ranti.