Nusantara City Mobility System to Prioritize Pedestrians: Expert Team

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The mobility system in the new capital Nusantara will be developed as a human- and pedestrian-oriented system, according to Wicaksono Sarosa, coordinator of the expert team of the transition team of the New Capital. Authority.

“This is the real paradigm shift because the main priority will be the pedestrian, while cars and personal vehicles will be placed last on the priority level,” Sarosa said during a webinar observed here on Saturday. .

Sarosa explained that an integrated and continuous pedestrian connectivity system, crossing different levels of buildings, would be developed in the town of Nusantara.

Mobility development in the new capital will prioritize pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles, such as bicycles, and public transport, he said.

The coordinator of the expert team pointed out that private motor vehicles will be reduced in the new capital with the aim of achieving an environmentally friendly city.

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Previously, the Ministry of Transport was preparing the development plan for smart, integrated and eco-friendly transport system in the new capital, with areas carved out of North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara districts in East Kalimantan.

President Joko Widodo also underlined the main objective of the new development of the capital to build a new smart city that can compete globally with the aim of strengthening the transformation into a country based on innovation, technology and the green economy.

Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said development of transport system in the new capital is essential to ensure accessibility and mobility of people and goods in Nusantara city.

In addition, according to the New Capital Master Plan, in accordance with Schedule II of the New Capital Law No. 3 of 2022, the New Capital will be developed by combining three urban concepts of Forest City, Sponge City and Smart City. .

The development of Nusantara will prioritize nature, technology and environmental sustainability. The new capital planning is also conducted through sustainable means to balance natural ecology, developed community and a harmonious social system.

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