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As the traffic in Legian, and especially at the intersection of Jalan Arjuna (Double Six), Nakula, and Legian, becomes increasingly worse, the Badung Transportation Department, after receiving many complaints from the public, is now working hard to find a solution to remedy the situation.

I Wayan Riasa, the person in charge of environmental affairs in Legian area, remarked that they had suggested changing the traffic direction to the Transportation Dept, but so far they haven’t received any response.

“We were actually wondering about what they think of our suggestion,” said Riasa, as quoted by Nusa Bali. “This is a very serious matter. The traffic does not only affect people’s activities but also the tourism sector.”

He said that a number of intersections have contributed to the many traffic problems along Jalan Legian, the main one being the aforementioned intersection. Nevertheless, when contacted, the Head of Traffic Division from the Transportation Dept, Tofan Priyanto, confirmed that he and his team are currently conducting a technical study to crack the problem.

According to Priyanto, the suggestion given by the locals is inapplicable due to the alternative roads being too small (It remains unexplained as to which roads were suggested). “We still have not found the right solution to deal with the traffic jams in Legian,” he said. “But that does not mean we are not doing anything about it. We are still reviewing our options.”

He added that he will work closely with the local councils as well as public figures to formulate the best solution.

Photo: www.kutaselatan.blogspot.com.

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  • Gail Blackwood
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    The only way to fix the Bali traffic problems is to knock down shops and widen roads that were never meant for the volume of traffic using them

  • Monika Szabuniewicz
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    You don’t say?

  • Joe Gorringe
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    Good luck!

  • Paolo Bali
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    And what surprises me is that there is guys buying adv on billboards towed by bikes….just to increase pollution and traffic….

    • Adam Crispin
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      But people do have plenty of time to read the billboards – they don’t drive past too quickly 😉

    • Paolo Bali
      Reply

      I boycott those establishments.

  • Leonie Keelan
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    Why not put traffic lights in

  • Humphrey van den Berg
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    Don’t let this distract you from the the fact that in 1966, Al Bundy scored four touchdowns in a single game while playing for the Polk High School Panthers in the 1966 city championship game versus Andrew Johnson High School, including the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds against his old nemesis, Bubba “Spare Tire” Dixon.

  • Arlo Sinclair
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    I have a great solution to the traffic problems, make the streets one way 😉

    • Claire Louise Jonson
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      They already tried that

    • Arlo Sinclair
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      Claire Louise Jonson I know ;). I’m taking the piss. They try it every few years, and each time it fails just as the last time.

    • Claire Louise Jonson
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      I’m sure they do it just to annoy us. Maybe just for a laugh!

    • Edo Kemballi
      Reply

      nah just pray more 😉

    • Paolo Bali
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      The enforcement is a fail…..so we will never know if the solution was right or not….that’s the national grief….

    • Charles Verhaeghe
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      I have another idea
      no more cars and bikes…pedestrian ONLY….

    • Charles Verhaeghe
      Reply

      Or by yourself a helico…..

    • Steve Palmer
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      Charles Verhaeghe pushbikes are ok ?

    • Charles Verhaeghe
      Reply

      Yes pushbikes are ok

  • Kerry Godfrey
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    Put some police on the corners to establish some order that will help a bit..they are there some times and not others…

    • Reply

      when THERE IS police, usualy its WORSE

    • Kerry Godfrey
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      Daniel Villa Marene Verheecke this morning there were cops on double six /Nakula and legian it wasn’t as bad…but the cop waved me on straight into an oncoming car who was half asleep..yep can’t win some days

    • Reply

      maybe it was a police “bagus”

  • Garth Brown
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    Stop the parking off cars and bikes on the roads

  • Reply

    petrol 30.000/l and half less traffic !

    • Kerry Godfrey
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      True ,but more of 4 people on a bike that would only affect locals getting to and from work I think …I drive daily to seminyak often a good run..but Basankasa/Sunset road and Oberoi always gridlock at peak time all year round…there is no easy fix..

    • Paolo Bali
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      stop the taxi to go around without client?

  • Frederique Hauselmann
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    what about only public transport in some areas…

  • A Philip Martin
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    Try reducing the number of cars parking on Jl. Legian

  • Herling Untu W
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    Open the beach road from melasti to double six and make a new road along the beach towards kudeta. Build under ground parking below beach walk road, and under double six cocoon junction. Simple solution were there is a will there is a way.

  • Charles Verhaeghe
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    Verry good idea…..

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