In a growing number of cities, congestion pricing has dramatically cut traffic, congestion, and pollution while raising revenue to improve public transportation. ITDP and Environmental Defense recently organized several workshops in Indonesia to brief key decision-makers, planners, and professionals who are exploring congestion pricing in Jakarta and other cities in Asia and beyond. The experience […]
Traffic in Jakarta is dominated by private cars and motorcycles. Refer to information from Jakarta Transportation Agency, the growth of new vehicle is 11% per-year, while infrastructure is only expanded by 1%. Besides that, JICA Study on Integrated Transport Master Plan (SITRAMP, 2003) indicated that more than 1.3 million vehicles movement per day from and to surrounding cities around Jakarta. These situations caused heavy traffic congestion especially during peak hours and created severe air pollution. SITRAMP study estimates that traffic congestion in Jakarta costs around USD 1.4 billion per-year (exclude health impact cost from traffic air pollution). Therefore Jakarta needs a policy that restricts the number and usage of private car to prevent worsened traffic congestion.