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19 / 08 / 2017
11:22 am

Denpasar

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Vehicle growth creates traffic nightmare for Bali

The number of private vehicles on the island, including cars and motorcycles, has reached 1.76 million, of which 20 percent are cars and 80 percent motorcycles.

The annual growth of private vehicle ownership is 12 percent, while the island’s road network is expanding by 2.28 per year. Public transportation facilities have reached only 2.5 percent of the total number of vehicles and only 0.8 percent of residents are willing to use it. In the last two years, traffic, especially in the southern parts of the island, has become severely congested in some areas, but there is no immediate solution to the problem. Like thousands of workers, students and lecturers who commute from Denpasar and Tabanan to the Kuta and Nusa Dua areas, Wirautama has to spend hours to get to his workplace. Hundreds of star and non-star hotels, villas, restaurants, the Ngurah Rai International Airport, schools, university campuses and offices are located in Kuta, Jimbaran and Nusa Dua.