Position Papers
Yusak O. Susilo et al.
Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
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Submitted by
Peter Midgley, gTKP
Related theme(s)
Urban Mobility
Asia (AS)

JAKARTA: A Reflection of Motorization and Public Transport in Jakarta Metropolitan Area

This article provides an overview of the influences of motorization trends on urban residents’ travel patterns in the Jakarta Metropolitan Area (JMA) in the last decade. The performance of the first year of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system implementation, as a way to suppress motorization in JMA, is also described. It is found that the trend of motorization has already become a critical issue and suppressing the rapid increase of private cars is imperative. However, the existing public transport facilities are not adequate in fulfilling the demand, both in quality and quantity. The lesson learned from Jakarta Metropolitan Area’s context illustrates the need to focus on a series of substantial actions as the future innovations. These suggested future innovations are believed to be beneficial for application in the JMA area, and also other developing cities.