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New Traffic Control System In Bali Is Handing Out Fines To Wrong Drivers

On 24th November, Bali introduced a new traffic management system. Badung Police and the Transportation Department installed a series of Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) devices across Denpasar and Badung Regency. Traffic Police Officers were also given new powers to track traffic violations using their smartphones. The new initiative aims to ensure transparency and fairness …

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Canggu Road Upgrades Confirmed For 2023, Locals Fear It’s Too Little Too Late

Tensions in Canggu are rising as the issue of traffic gets evermore contentious. Tired of sitting in gridlock, local residents have started taking to social media to voice their complaints against the local government in Bali. While the provincial government has responded, some are concerned that any efforts will fall into the category of too …

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Buses Banned From Kuta In A Bid To Control Bali Traffic

The Head of Badung Transportation Service has announced a ban on all large vehicles, including buses, in the popular tourist hotspot of Kuta in Bali. On behalf of the Regent, only large vehicles with dispensation certificates will be able to drive through the area. As tourism has returned to Kuta since lockdown, so too has …

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Police Launch Digital Traffic Enforcement System In Bali

Police in Bali are launching a new traffic enforcement system in Denpasar and Badung Regency on Thursday, 24th November. The new system uses cameras to track traffic violations digitally and gives traffic cops the power to snap traffic violations on their smartphones. There are eight new Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) devices across the area.  …

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Major Renovations Begin On Beachwalk In Bali Hotspot

It has been a long time coming, but construction has finally started on the new sidewalk at Kuta Beach in Bali. The area is one of the island’s most popular and consistently busy areas, yet, the Kuta Beach sidewalk has also become synonymous with traffic doing moped and hoards of tourists. The sidewalk will now be …

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Major Road Closures And Diversions For G20 Begin In Bali

As delegations, media, and representatives for the G20 Summit arrive in Bali, road closures and temporary traffic management systems are coming into place this week. Tourists are reminded that road closures, diversions, and odd-even management systems are now in place on some of the island’s key transport routes for holidaymakers.  The Director of Road Traffic …

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Drivers Creating New Shortcuts In Canggu To Avoid Bali Traffic

The Canggu Shortcut has, for many years, been as busy as the main roads. The famous Canggu Shortcut has gone viral on social media too many times to count for being backed up with moped after moped trying to cut through from one side of Canggu to the other. In recent weeks, however, drivers have …

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New Traffic Management in Bali System Receives Mixed Reviews

Canggu, Bali is trailing a series of new traffic management systems. The new systems are receiving mixed reviews from locals in the area. While some have welcomed any effort to tackle the traffic congestion issue in Canggu, others are skeptical that the systems that are being trailed will make enough of a difference.  Officials in …

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Tourists End Up Off Route And In Danger Following Online Maps In Bali

Tourists and drivers in Bali are being reminded not to always follow online SatNav services to the letter when in rural areas. While apps like GoogleMaps and Waze are heavily relied upon by taxi drivers and visitors to Bali, the navigation systems are notorious for sending travelers far off route and often onto impassable roads …

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Traffic And Parking Issues Around Bali’s Kuta Beach

Local people in Kuta have raised concerns about the amount of traffic, and lack of available parking, around Kuta Beach. As tourists to Bali continue to increase, the roads around the island’s most popular beaches, like Kuta Beach, Seminyak, and Legian, are all experiencing increased congestion.  Jalan Pantai Kuta has long experienced traffic jams. It …

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Flash Flooding In Bali Devastates Communities And Cuts Off Key Transport Routes

Heavy rains and storms have been ravishing Bali for over a week. Over the weekend, the devastation continued as weather damaged vital transportation routes and rural communities. Several bridges in West Bali collapsed due to landslides and flooding, causing delays from Gilimanuk to Denpasar.  The Head of the Jembrana Regional Disaster Management Agency, I Putu …

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Bali Governor Asks Public To Stop Complaining About Traffic Jams

Bali Governor Wayan Koster has requested that the public stop complaining about traffic jams on the island. Last week, the provincial leader addressed an audience at the Art Center in Denpasar. His speech was a celebration and review of the 4-year leadership of the Koster-Ace administration.  In his speech, Koster acknowledged that hotel occupancy is …

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