Following steps by police and parking authorities in Kuta to forbid workers from local hotels and restaurants from parking their cars along the entire length of Jalan Pantai Kuta, the prohibition has now been expanded to include to forbid motorcycles operated by workers from parking along the long one-way street that fronts on Kuta's fabled beachfront.
The move was taken due to complaints of frequent traffic jams along the road.
Now only motorcycles operated by visitors and tourists can park on the side of the road.
I Nyoman Nuryana from the Denpasar police traffic section told The Bali Post: "We held a meeting the hundreds of hotels and restaurant owners along Jalan Pantai Kuta at the Camat's office on Thursday, February 6, 2013. After we explained the legal basis and need for the ban on parking, the owners agreed to create parking areas for their employees. If there are those that violate the rules we will ticket them."
After the Bali police conducted a detailed survey of traffic congestion along the popular beachfront they concluded bottlenecks were due less to the number of vehicle parked and more because of the poor organization of parking.
Justifying the change in the rules, Nuryana explained that if the traffic congestion problem was not addressed the hotel and restaurant owners would be the ones to finaly suffer as customers chose to avoid coming to Jalan Pantai Kuta.
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