Why Aren't People Using Jakarta's New Busway?

Jakarta's new busway is clean, cool, safe and speedy, yet it still has not gotten significant numbers of people out of their cars.
March 28, 2004, 11am PST | Zvi Leve
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Placing a bus rapid transit lane down the middle of a central artery is one thing; getting people to the buses, across the other lanes of traffic, is an altogether different problem. Jakarta's spiffy new busway has created "a traffic-beating system for the tiny minority that live close enough to the Busway to make use of it." As for the rest, "they have to allow additional time to get anywhere, as the traffic is undoubtedly much, much worse than it was before."

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Published on Saturday, March 27, 2004 in The Guardian Unlimited
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