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Ubud’s Famous Traffic Jams Return As Bali Discusses Need For Improved Infrastructure

Ubud may have been named the best city in Asia for 2022, but Bali’s cultural capital is not immune to the traffic congestion that is often associated with Canggu and Kuta. Tourism was notably slower to recover in Ubud than in Bali’s coastal destinations of Kuta, Nusa Dua, and Sanur, but as international visitors are …

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Bali Senator Raises Formal Concerns Over Canggu Traffic

Tourism improvements must be accompanied by infrastructure improvements was the main takeaway from a hearing at the Bali Regional Governments Budget meeting on Tuesday 2nd August. During the discussion, Bali senators touched upon the tourism developments in Canggu Village and Tibubeneng Village, both of which are commonly referred to simply as Canggu.  The rapid tourism …

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British Couple Injured In Serious Bike Collision With Car In Bali

A young couple from the UK were involved in a serious moped accident on Jalan Raya Peliatan on Sunday 12th June. The Head of Public Relations of the Badung Police, Iptu Ketut Sudana told spoke to the press on 15th June to explain the events as they unfolded and to remind locals and tourists alike …

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Bali Residents Raise Concerns Over Rising Pollution And Traffic Caused By Construction

Residents and business owners in Denpasar have been raising concerns about the amount of air pollution and congestion caused by renovations to bridges along Jalan Gatsu Timur. Construction work has been ongoing on three bridges along the highway for over a year. The increase in construction dust, air pollution, and lengthy traffic jams has pushed …

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Thousands Of Cars Stuck At Bali Port Due To Rally Against Current Traffic Regulations

Thousands of vehicles have been stuck at Gilimanuk Port due to a rally against the current traffic regulations. “People were stuck. They couldn’t get in or out of the island due to the closure,” Sastrawan said on Monday. The rally was initiated by truck drivers, as many of them were unhappy with the traffic policy …

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New Bali Traffic Policy Includes Imprisonment For Parking Cars On Side Roads

Authorities from the Badung police department have stated that people might face imprisonment for illegally parking their cars on the side of public roads. The Head of the Badung Traffic Police Office, AKP Aan Saputra, confirmed that authorities would be more decisive in handling traffic violations in 2022. This is part of their effort to …

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Alleged Drunk Expat Drives Against Bali Traffic Causing Chaos

An alleged drunk expat was caught driving against the flow of traffic in Denpasar, which caused chaos in traffic on Sunday morning (24/10). A video of an expat who allegedly drove his car under the influence on Jalan Thamrin-Hassanudin, Denpasar went viral on social media and received negative reactions from the Bali community. The incident …

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Government To Implement Number Policy For Bali’s Traffic System

    The Bali provincial government has planned to implement an even and odd number policy for Bali’s traffic system.  The Head of the Bali Police Department, Irjen Putu Jaya Danu Putra confirmed that the new traffic regulation will potentially start to be implemented by the 25th of September 2021. “We’re still waiting for the Bali Governor’s …

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Bali Police Install Devices At Lights To Catch Traffic Violators

Bali Police Department has begun installing electronic devices as part of the preparation stage of the Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) in Denpasar. This new system will automatically capture traffic violations such as speeding, expired registration, riding two-wheelers without a helmet, driving without a seatbelt on, red lights, distracted driving, and more. The Director of …

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