Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Bali Tourism in a Jam
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Bali Tourism in a Jam

Bali Tourism Under Threat of Losing Momentum if it Fails to Address Growing Traffic Congestion Problem.


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Bagus Sudibya, ASITA, Association of Indonesian Travel Agents, Made Santha, traffic congestion
Click Image to Enlarge

(2/26/2011)

Bali Tourism leaders are warning that tourist may eventually abandon Bali unless urgent action is taken to resolve the island's worsening traffic situation.

As reported in The Jakarta Post, Bagus Sudibya, chairman of the Bali and Nusa Tenggara Chapter of the Association of Indonesian Travel Agents (ASITA) says thousands of visitors are complaining about traffic congestion during their island holiday.

"Said Sudibya: The island's traffic has been so bad and uncontrollable that congestion occurs almost hourly on the main streets leading to Kuta, Denpasar, Nusa Dua and other popular tourist destinations, such as the Ngurah Rai International Airport."

He went on to warn: "Bali will soon lose its charm as an international tourist destination unless we can deal with the poor traffic conditions. World tourists might easily turn to other destinations in neighboring countries."

The head of Bali's traffic agency, Made Santha, admitted that the province is facing a myriad of problems in dealing with traffic. "It is predictable that the traffic will get worse and worse since the number of vehicles – cars and motorcycles – keep increasing, while the length of roads remains the same," Santha explained.

Authorities calculate that the number of vehicles on Bali's roads increases 12.42% every year while the amount of new roads grows by only 2.28% annually.

71.8% of all registered vehicles in Bali are motorcycles, 19.29% are private cars, 9.1% are trucks and freight carriers and only ,88 percent are public transport.

Environmentalist and urban planners are urging stricter control on vehicle ownership and road use in Bali with an emphasis on creating viable public transport systems across the island.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Stranger, Now Gardening in Paradise
Made Wijaya – Australian Who Adopted an Island that Also Adopted Him – has Died in Sydney Australia
(8/28/2016)
Mass Insanity
Bali Put on Guard Following Failed Bombing Attack on North Sumatra Catholic Church
(8/28/2016)
The Risk of Lending Your Name
'Tax Amnesty' Complicates the Position of Nominee Property Owners in Bali
(8/28/2016)
Hog Heaven?
Island Life: East Bali Farmer Spends His Days Going Door-to-Door with his Pig on a Leash
(8/28/2016)
Bring Your own Plane to Indonesia
Indonesia Declares Intent to Ease Application Process for Private Aircraft visits
(8/28/2016)
Can Ya Run Faster than a Kenyan?
Kenyan Julias Kangethe Mbugua Overall Winner of 5th Maybank Bali Marathon. More Race Results
(8/28/2016)
Spice and Everything Nice
Bali Restaurateur to Open Second Spice by Chris Salans in Sanur in September 2016
(8/28/2016)
Classical Elegance Comes to Bali
Pascal and Ami Rogé to Perform Classical Piano Pieces at Ubud and Kuta Padma Resort on September 10-11, 2016
(8/28/2016)
Passage from India
Indonesia Tourism Ministry Says Indian Arrivals will Increase with Direct Flight Connections
(8/28/2016)
Trial for Errors
Evidence Files for Foreign Couple Charged with Killing a Bali Policeman Set to be Handed to State Prosecutor
(8/28/2016)
See Indonesia by Sea
PT Pelni Promoting Cruise Programs on its Fleet of Vessels to Selected Indonesian Destinations
(8/28/2016)
Ships Ahoy!
Tourism Minister: Urgent Need to Deregulate Marine Tourism
(8/28/2016)
All [News]!