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Expanded odd-even trial 'improves traffic flow, reduces pollution' in Jakarta

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Jakarta   /   Tue, August 27, 2019   /  02:54 pm
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The expanded odd-even traffic has been on a trial run for just over two weeks since Aug. 12, 2019.(JP/Swi)

About a half a month since the Jakarta administration commenced its trial run of the expanded odd-even traffic policy, authorities are claiming increased traffic flow rates and reduced pollution. “Traffic performance in the [targeted] areas has improved since the trial run started on Aug. 12. Average vehicle speed has increased 8.91 percent from 25.66 kilometers per hour to 28.16 kilometers per hour,” Jakarta Transportation Agency head, Syafrin Liputo said on Monday. Syafrin added that the general increase in vehicle speeds had cut down average commute time from 16.46 to 15.25 minutes. The trial run also recorded a 18.85 percent reduction in the volume of private vehicles in the affected areas. The agency's assessment also revealed that the expanded policy had help...