is the ERP System to control Road traffic in Jakarta?
Jakarta has a lack of rapid transit system and hence a lot of transportation problems. With 28 millions people in the city, 10 million vehicles are used daily. Due to the prioritized development of road networks, which are mostly designed for private vehicles, the city lacks of public urban transportation service. Because of this reason, most trips are made through non-motorized transport, such as walking as there is a lot of traffic
Apparently only 40% of time spent on the roads by commuters is spent moving. 56.8% of trips into Jakarta are undertaken by car. Traffic has been increasing by 11% per annul, but road capacity by 0.01%.
The DKI government is currently integrating projects and programs that increase the resilience and improve spatial planning, decrease poverty in one systematizes application. ERP (Electronic road Pricing system) is intended to be the major contributor to a target of reducing traffic delays by 40% by 2014 according to the Jakarta Post. It has Innner and outer ring roads and 5 toll roads radiating outwards provides connections.
The Outer ring is under construction and after this starts to operate, A second layer of regulation is applied to reduce traffic. This system is to limit the amount of vehicles into the city center however the roads networking system does not change. Is it a misunderstood concept? The problem right now is that the roads currently in the city center are not efficient enough to catch up with this modern day networking. Even with a limited amount of automobiles, the roads system does not solve how one will approach to a dead end of a neighborhood slum. Is ERP the only solution that the government has resort to? To me, The road pricing only works when there is an alternative to driving your own car, and in Jakarta there really isn’t.