As is known , Jakarta is rank 3 in the world about pollution and the pollutant almost from emission CO2 from vehicles. In other case, pollution also very dangerous situation for human health. Personally, i think this situation’s very critical situation for the city. I think government should to make the rule about high vehicle tax in order to reduce ammount of vehicle in this city so the vehicle rate in the street will decrease slowly. The government also should buil MRT, the stations,and also supported with cheap cost,clean,safe. With this way, people will choose to use MRT than private vehicle because more than flexible.
Another that , the government should apply “three in one” where in the one vehicle carrying 3 peoples or more. In the article, another causes is the narrow of road. As we know, Jakarta traffic jam happen everytime and everywhere. This problem is not support with the increase rate of the street width so the traffic jam is happened. The statistic states that capacity of Jakarta to add the length and width of the street is less than 1 percent per years. It’s absolutely make accumulation of vehicles along the way and will make traffic jam along the way.
Personally, i think government should to do widening the road in Jakarta city because based in my experience, many of roads in Jakarta only can be passed one way and ths situation will make the driver must to change one by one from another direction to through the road. Increase length and width of the street is vital to do to anticipate traffic jam and accident in the city. In the article, Ervan Balie states the main of traffic jam is happened in ending time office hour especially the primer street point to outer city ( Bogor,Depok,Tanggerang,BSD,Bekasi).
Many of people in outer city work in Jakarta to search a life for his familly. This situation make Jakarta become busy city and also traffic jam everywhere. A research in 2002 said that not less than 139. 700 traffic take place in South Jakarta with 716. 000 total movements in traffic average speed only about 34,5 km/hours. From that,we can imagine how bad the traffic is ? I think the government should make the rule about work in where you live because i ever hear 50% of Jakarta residents are from another cities.
So, with the rule, Jakarta will be normal again and notthing traffic jam anymore. Nowadays,traffic jam is happened continually in Jakarta. Government should to do something to reduce rate of traffic jam like make the rule about high vehicle tax, build MRT, apply “three in one” , increase length and width of the street and others. Now ,all of the problems depend on government. And i suggest to government if they really to change Jakarta to the new Jakarta, they should prepare serious better planning about the plan. Can’t you make it just one by one Mr. Government ?