Jakarta aims to become the leader in sustainable transport
Published on: Saturday February 19, 2022
By: Antara News
A cyclist rides through the National Monument (Monas) area in Jakarta on December 19, 2021. Jakarta has made paradigm shifts in the transport sector by prioritizing pedestrians and cyclists, then mass public transport, vehicles without emissions and finally to private vehicles, Governor Anies Baswedan said. (ANTARA PHOTO/Indrianto Eko Suwarso/YU/KT)
Jakarta: Jakarta aims to become a world leader in sustainable public transport, Governor Anies Baswedan said. to a global leader in sustainable public transport,” he remarked at the “Transport Transformation Conference: Climate-Centric Mobility for a Sustainable Recovery,” here. According to Baswedan, sustainable public transport will make residents and visitors feel safe and comfortable.
He said that the Jakarta provincial government has also made a series of development and paradigm shifts in the transport sector by prioritizing pedestrians and cyclists, then mass public transport, emission-free vehicles and finally private vehicles. “Jakarta has also pioneered sustainable mobility through an integrated transport system by shifting the paradigm from car-oriented development to transit-oriented development (TOD). Mass public transport also creates a more integrated city,” Baswedan explained. Commitment to improving mass public transport can boost public confidence in public transport services, he added. Jakarta has also doubled its public transport coverage (from 42% in 2017 to 82%), the governor informed. Thus, Jakarta is on track in providing public transport within 500 meters of home, which is expected to reach 95% coverage in 2022, he said. Jakarta also aims to operationalize 14,000 electric buses while securing a 60 percent share of public transport modes by 2030, he added.
“We believe that the best way to understand a city is to use a public transport system and ensure that everyone who lives in the urban area has access to safe, intensive, affordable and carbon-free public transport. “To connect places, public transport also connects people. It is public transport that unites us,” he noted. The international discussion forum also brought together the Managing Director of the World Bank, Mari Elka Pangestu, and the President of the Federated States of Micronesia, David W. Panelo. * Follow us on instagram and join our Telegram and or WhatsApp channel(s) for the latest news you don’t want to miss.
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