Why It’s Faster To Walk Than Drive in Jakarta

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Mar. 3 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg’s Tommy Tjokro reports on the congested road in Indonesia that have some walkers getting to their destinations faster than drivers. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move Asia. (Source: Bloomberg)

Unwanted accolade of having one of the most congested streets in asia.

Jakarta he is a city of 10 million people did but that figure rises to 28 million once you take in the greater jakarta area.

One transportation study estimates that more than 3.5 million people commute every day from the suburbs area to the city center, creating some of the worst traffic in the world.

Our out texas north to the bloomberg tv indonesia office is right in the heart of the city.

It is more than 90 minutes now.

A quick look around shows you why.

Total gridlock.

There are buses, but not enough.

A limited aging train service.

Bikes are the only option for many jakarta residence.

Today is one of the worst.

It has taken us to a half hours so we average a speed of 3.6 kilometers an hour.

That is slower than walking speed.

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