Studies showed several transport related problems that are common in Indonesian cities, such as deteriorating public transport services, increasing traffic congestion, increasing air and noise pollution from motor vehicles, growing number of traffic accidents, a weak legal framework and low institutional capacities. All this contributes to making Indonesian cities less and less liveable.
Indonesian cities plan and implement environmentally compatible, energy efficient and climate friendly urban transport schemes with the following indicators:
- A national sustainable urban transport policy is adopted.
- Action plans on sustainable transport development are adopted for at least three cities.
- A Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) concept is available for at least two cities.
- Transport demand management measures are introduced in at least one city.
- Expert personnel at the Directorate of Transportation, Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) and in several cities apply in the area of sustainable urban transport knowledge acquired in training sessions.
The project is based on a two-tier approach, to assist the central and local government agencies at the same time. It covers the two components:
- Support for the national coordinating body (counterpart agency: Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS)). Also cooperation with other related agencies, mainly MOT, will be continued.
- Support to selected city governments.