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Odd-even parking restrictions deter drivers on Central Jakarta’s busy roads

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, February 14, 2020   /  04:25 pm
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A traffic policeman gives a ticket to a driver who violated the odd-even license plate traffic policy in Tomang, West Jakarta, on Sept. 9, 2019.(JP/Narabeto Korohama)

Car drivers have found it difficult to find parking spaces after the Jakarta administration implemented an odd-even parking system on Jl. Gajah Mada and Jl. Hayam Wuruk in Central Jakarta. The expansion of the odd-even policy to the two roads is part of an effort ease traffic congestion.  “It has been difficult to find parking spaces on the side of the road after the administration implemented the odd-even parking system, especially since the parking lots in front of the buildings on the road are not very spacious,” Yanto, a 35-year-old company driver said after parking his car on Jl. Gajah Mada last week. The administration has enforced the odd-even parking policy on the two streets since Jan. 31 following the introduction of the odd-even driving policy on 25 roads across the city in September of last year. The new on-site parking regulation allows only cars with ...