Road Safety AIIG
IndII’s urban mobility program focuses on the urgent public transport needs of Jakarta :
Urban Public Transport
In 2012, of 26 million person-trips per day in Jakarta, half were by motorcycle (up from 21 percent in 2002), and a further 25 percent each by car and public transport (the latter down from 40 percent in 2002). Traffic congestion is some of the worst in the world. A 12-route Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system carries only 7 percent of public transport trips, using tendered operator contracts based on minimum service standards. The rest are carried by 14,000 angkot (minivans) and 2,200 minibuses owned by individuals, loosely organised into cooperatives, and 1,600 larger buses owned by companies. Each vehicle is licensed separately, but with no service obligations. Non-BRT safety and service standards are very poor. In concert with traffic restraint, IndII’s proposed reforms of public transport will make it more attractive as an alternative to cars and motorcycles.
IndII’s urban public transport component has two sub-components aimed at making Jakarta's public transport more efficient, offering better-quality and more reliable services, and helping to reduce traffic congestion:
TransJakarta Sub-component A supports the BRT system manager in its transition from a unit under the Jakarta Transport Agency (DisHub) to a City of Jakarta-owned commercial enterprise; and TransJakarta Sub-component B is helping DisHub prepare for a restructuring of the non-BRT bus system using performance-based contracts (administered by TransJakarta) to achieve better-regulated, safer, more efficient, scheduled services. Both promote incentives for better performance and customer service. The BRT sub-component is focussing on improved internal organisation and systems, as well as operational capabilities and infrastructure (bus depot and busway control room). The non-BRT reforms will be implemented in a pilot project on a chosen route.
Nothing About Us, Without Us is a video which captures gender and disability concerns regarding transport infrastructure in Jakarta’s urban mobility system. The video has been produced and circulated to various stakeholders, including key government agencies, and presented during a gender and disability socialisation workshop in Jakarta in November 2014.