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
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali
Indonesia

24h:
+62 (0)812 3819724
Tel:
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

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
Advanced Dance Lessons for Healing Fingers
12-Day Comprehensive Massage Course from Jari Menari September 17-24, 2018
(1/21/2018)
Welcome the Earth Dog!
The Laguna at Nusa Dua Celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year with Banquets and High Teas February 9 – 17, 2018
(1/21/2018)
Incorrect Rectal Retention
Russian Tourist Caught with Commercial Quantities of Hashish at Bali’s Airport
(1/21/2018)
An Evening of Music Not to be Missed
An Evening of World Class Piano, Viola, and Voice at Padma Resort Legian on Sunday, February 4, 2018
(1/21/2018)
When Indonesia’s Dragons Become Too Popular
Beyond Bali: Government to Set Maximum Visitor Limits in 2018 at Komodo National Park
(1/21/2018)
COMO Uma Canggu to Open in February 2018
Bali Property will be the 14th COMO Property Worldwide and First Seaside Resort Among 3 Island Properties
(1/21/2018)
‘Oh!’ said Pooh.
Bali Zoo Home to a Newborn Honey Bear
(1/21/2018)
Construction Zone Ahead
Underpass Update: Expect Delays on Northbound Travel Between Jimbaran and Bali Airport During January-February 2018
(1/21/2018)
ARTOTEL for Hope
ARTOTEL Sanur Raises Funds for Bali’s Schizophrenia Community.
(1/21/2018)
25 Years of Helping the Community
Join the 25th Anniversary of Rotary Club Nusa Dua on Saturday, February 3, 2018
(1/21/2018)
No Parking in the Name of the Law!
Additional Steps Underway to Ensure Compliance with New Traffic and Parking Rules in Ubud, Bali
(1/21/2018)
Return to the Elements
Ubud Prepares for Royal Cremation on Friday, March 2, 2018 of Anak Agung Niang Agung
(1/21/2018)
All [News]!