The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Transportation Agency will review the recommendation submitted by the Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ) regarding the revival of the extended odd-even traffic policy that was implemented last August during the 2018 Asian Games.
The BPTJ has recommended that the city implement an odd-even policy from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day, excluding weekends and national holidays.
The current odd-even policy is in effect from 6 a.m to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays.
“We have received the recommendation letter. We plan to coordinate [with them],” agency head Syafrin Liputo said on Friday, as quoted by tribunnews.com.
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“The city administration will evaluate the BPTJ’s proposal in many aspects, such as economic and social aspects,” he added.
The BPTJ made the recommendation based on its latest evaluation of the policy on traffic along Jakarta's main thoroughfares. The results showed that the average vehicle speed in the first half of the year had decreased to 30.85 kilometers per hour, 17 percent slower than the average vehicle speed of 36.99 kph recorded during the Asian Games.
This year's figure was also lower than the average vehicle speed of 35.32 kph in the agency's previous evaluation in December 2018, indicating that vehicles were spending more time stuck in traffic. (das)