How To Solve Traffic in Jakarta???

April 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Traffic seems the most exactly word to describe this metropolitan city, Jakarta. Traffic always be a barrier for everyone who lives in here. Now, I am going to elaborate how to solve this problem which has been happening from long time ago.  First, we have discovered that traffic always brings us to many disadvantages such as  produce the pollution day by day , and also it always bothers our activities, like business, school, in other words traffic is very unpredictable so that some people often come late because of this.  The following methods are some efforts to solve the traffic in Jakarta.

  • 3 in 1

This methods has been implemented in Jakarta but it seems does not work well enough. We also can find a lot of “ joki” , person who can be rented to ride someone’s car to get rid off  the police the and also in order to be at least 3 people in 1 car that’s why we call it 3 in 1 to reduce the traffic. It’s not allowed that only one or two people drive a car.

  • Electronic Road Pricing (ERP)

According to Wikipedia , Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) is “an electronic toll collection scheme adopted in Singapore to manage traffic by road pricing, and as a usage-based taxation mechanism to complement the purchase-based Certificate of Entitlement system“.

This system gives charges to whom pass some certain roads that have a possibilities to cause traffic in a certain time. The usage of this system had ever been told by Sutiyoso in November 2006 and now had been an implemented issue by Gubernur DKI Jakarta. This also  becomes alternative way to face this problem and had been applied in Jakarta to avoid traffic .

  • Vehicle with odd or even  number each day

This system has been applied in Beijing, China. This rules are the vehicles that have last number 1 or 3 only be able to pass on Monday, mean while , they who have 2 and 4 as their last number only pass in Tuesday, 5 and 7 can only pass on Wednesday, 6 and 8 can only pass on Thursday and 9 and 0 as their last number have only Friday to pass the road, and the last in Saturday and Sunday all vehicle with every number can pass the road.

To whom do not obey the rules will be charged 100 yuan.

  • The limitation of vehicles time

General rules for the vehicle limitation after being created is 10 -15 years. That means the government ought to have large amount of budget to stock the products in the distributor so that when the buyers are about to buy vehicle, the limited time is still can be used for longer time otherwise it can cause social damage.

Some methods above may become possible ways to face traffics in Jakarta.

Flyover Tanah Abang – Kampung Melayu Project

April 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

At the end of 2010, development project along the 1.6 km flyover Tanah Abang – Kampung Melayu began. Government said that the flyover would be very helpful in tackling traffic jam in Jakarta. However, when flyover construction process took place exactly cause traffic jam severe enough along KH. Mas Mansyur, flyover Karet and Prof. Dr. Satrio.

This is caused because of the closure of some sections of the road. Inevitably, like it or not society should accept it and be patient until the project will be complete in 2012 as promised by the government. Then is it true that this flyover would help tackle traffic jam? No one knows, the publics only guess and hope that traffic jam will be resolved.

Some say, too many people in Jakarta have a personal vehicle to be one trigger of jams. This statement is actually also need to be considered by the government in making policies besides to build flyover. Whether the government will also limit the number of private vehicle ownership in each individual? At least the government is already moving to try to build the flyover Tanah Abang – Kampung Melayu. Hopefully this can help tackle traffic jam.

Traffic Jam is a big mystery in Jakarta, which is very difficult to be solved..

Transportation Problems and Congestion in Jakarta

April 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Jakarta, no day without traffic jams. There was no empty gap day without traffic jams from Monday to Sunday. Jakara is a city full of activities is never separated from it. It is unfortunate when a metropolitancity like Jakarta never overcome the congestion. Congestion in Indonesia, especially in the capital region most populous. For residents of Jakarta, traffic jams have become a daily routine. The distance that should be taken for 15-30 minutes can be 2-3 hours. In fact, in our opinion is one of the traffic jam seems the biggest problem that hit the capital.

Quoted from the source of R&D Kompas,adapted from the BPS Jakarta, DKI Jakarta Provincial Government the Polda Metro Jaya 2011. Transportation problems and congestion in Jakarta is as follow:

The number of motor vehicles:

  • Personal vehicles : 5,7 million units (98,5%)
  • Public transportation : 88,477 units (1,5%)

Use of vehicles:

  • Motor vehicles in Jakata range from 20,7 million per day
  • Personal vehicles to serve about  44% and 56% of public transportation. This led to public transportation at rush hour crowded

Increased number of private vehicles

Everday in Jakarta increased vehicle 1,172 unit. Consisting of 186 units of cars and 986 units of motorcycles.

Losses due to traffic jams

Reach Rp 17,2 trillion per year (in calculating the value of time, fuel costs, and health costs)


April 2, 2011 § 3 Comments

Macetology is a term originated from word “Macet” in bahasa Indonesia or “Traffic Jam” in English. And yes…, traffic jam is one of the Jakarta lifestyle. So Macetology Is all about traffic jam that always happen in Jakarta, almost every day people in Jakarta suffering because of it…, AAArgh!

Yes, it sound stressfull and sometimes little bit challenging, haha, because when we are in hurry to catch something (working, meeting, or go to campus), sometimes we must try another way to go, different from the way that usually we pass (whether it’s a small path, road full of dirt and mud, even a road that make us confused..or..getting lost..)

This blog is made for our study of Multimedia Design, and our group member are : Antonius Bimo, Alexander Damara, Calvina Roberto, Elisa Suryani, Gamas Triputra, Geraldo Aditya, Gerry Tanamas, and Dea Clarinta.


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