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Image: Monkey Forest Road. Credit ST.

Since the new parking rules in Ubud came into effect a few weeks ago, there have been many vehicle owners still violating the rules and the local police have had enough.

Starting from this morning, the Gianyar traffic police have been fining the vehicles illegally parked. “I have commanded my subordinates to try to apply the ticketing system to the violators,” said the Head of Gianyar Polres Traffic Unit, Commissioner Gde Eka Putra Astawa.

He said that the police wanted to apply this rule from the beginning of January, but there were some issues when first trying to apply it. So, the ticketing system started from today.

Besides the parking tickets, illegally vehicles will possibly be towed away. However, Commissioner Astawa is still coordinating with the Gianyar Transport Dept. on how this is gowing to work. “We are still coordinating with them. When the tow truck is ready, we will tow the vehicles away,” he said to balipost.com.

He also said that his team will step up the monitoring of the roadsides in questions, namely Jalan Cok Sudarsana, Jalan Hanoman, and Jalan Monkey Forest Ubud.

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    with 1.9 million / month minimum salary i wonder how much would be “a ticket”

    • John Bergman
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      Maybe there’s a kind of bell curve based on type of vehicle and license plate number.

  • Anthony Paul Gentile
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    Bravo. Now start enforcing taxi pick up points!!

    • John Bergman
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      Pick up points? Where? Like in Singapore? That’d be an excellent solution for 95% of the traffic.

    • Susan Darcy
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      Pick up points good idea and counting & publishing the # of private taxis would be interesting too.

    • Anthony Paul Gentile
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      I never thought Ide see the day we wanted Bali to be more like Singapore, but …. Yes John, Ive been saying it for years. Taxi drivers trolling for a pick up is a major traffic problem. Drop off points would be asking too much.

    • John Bergman
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      It’s so annoying being stuck behind a taxi looking for a fare. At times the roads are completely full of empty cabs.
      They should be on call only.

    • Susan Darcy
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      They can’t drive around in Ubud for awhile already. ..but until recently they were parked along all the sts. Best would be a few parking places and rest have to wait at one of the pking lots and wait til a space is empty at a pick up point.

    • John Bergman
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      Susan Darcy that’s good. I guess Seminyak didn’t get the memo.
      There has to be some kind of middle ground between online services and just being able to hale a cab on the street. Designated pick up points are a good start, once you get the hang of it.

    • Susan Darcy
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      I don’t know of any rules at the beach about this at the beach. Ubud only allows the private drivers , no taxis uber go etc unless one is really sneaky and gets one to pick up where the driver gang doesn’t hang out. And these guys are famous for the outrageous prices they ask.

    • John Bergman
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      The taxi mafia? That is not civilized. There has to be a code of enforced standards.

  • Anthony Paul Gentile
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    It sounds crazy, but raising the price of rental cars would be a big help too. Why are rental cars so much cheaper than any other place in the world?

    • Susan Darcy
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      Nooooo they aren’t that cheap in Ubud.

  • Zita Kozari
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    someone can tell me the new rules?

  • Ratih Oorbeek
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    Indeed… Ubud has parking area now next from monkey forest..

  • Ajo Oorbeek
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    Ubud shows the way in solving traffic problem. The parking area is up to international standards incl. shuttle busses. Why Kuta/Seminyak don’t follow this example?

  • Gaelyn Larrick
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    So it’s OK to park on Jalan Sri Wedari and Jalan Goutama still?

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