ITDP has been working in Jakarta since 2002, providing technical and advocacy assistance for the city’s TransJakarta BRT, which became Asia’s first high-quality BRT system when it opened in 2004. Today, ITDP continues to promote and advocate for greater enforcement of TransJakarta’s busway and expansions, such as integrating more feeder lines and other improvements to increase ridership. Since 2015, ITDP Indonesia’s work has resulted in a jump in daily ridership, finally reaching one million a day in 2020. In the Indonesian cities of Medan and Semarang, ITDP has conducted BRT feasibility studies and is working with the cities to open systems in 2021.
Beyond BRT, ITDP Indonesia works on all aspects of sustainable transport throughout the country and the region. From women-focused programs on participatory planning, sustainable urban development projects in Jakarta’s urban villages, transition to electronic vehicles for public transportation and ride-hailing apps, implementation of protected bike lanes in Jakarta and other cities, pedestrian facilities standardization and development, and the opening of new bike-share systems in Jakarta and beyond. Outside of Indonesia, our office works in other cities in the region, such as Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Langkawi, Phuket, Peshawar, Penang, Patong, and Karachi.
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