Not Even, Odd
Police to Use Even Odd Access System for South Island October 7- 16, 2018 during IMF-World Bank Conference
Police and traffic officials in Bali are indicating they will impose an “even-odd” access system for vehicles heading toward Nusa Dua from October 7 – October 16, 2018, during the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – World Bank Conference.
As reported by Beritabali.com, the odd-even system will apply only to private vehicles and goods truck, while motorcycles and public transport will be exempted from the system. The Director of Traffic for the Bali Provincial Police, AA Made Sudana, on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, confirmed the systems and the effective dates of October 7-16, 2018.
The even-odd system will limit access will be in effect each morning from 6:00 am – 9:00 am and again in the afternoon from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. The “odd” days (e.g. October 7,9,11, 13, 15) will allow access to vehicles with license plates beginning with an “odd” number. Meanwhile, even days (e.g. 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) will allow access to vehicles with license plates beginning with an “even” number.
The limited access system will not apply to motorcycles, government vehicles, ambulances, tow trucks, public transport with yellow registration plates, special vehicles bearing stickers for the IMF-World Bank Conference, trucks carrying food stuff, and fuel trucks.
The roadways with limited access using the even-odd system include:
- Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai at the Pesanggrahan-Nusa Dua intersection
- Jalan Raya Uluwatu (Simpang Kali)
- Jalan Kamus Unud (Campus and Politeknik intersection)
- Jalan Uluwatu II (Intersection of Bai and Unud Campus in the direction of Nusa Dua)
- Jalan Siligita (Intersection of PDAM and Bypass Ngurah Rai)
Traffic officials are urging people somehow frustrated by the even-odd system to consider using the Trans Sabargita busses that will be avaialable heading to Pulau Serangan and Sentral Parkir Kuta where parking space for cars is available.