Jakarta Traffic Congestion Index Ranks 29th in the World

Traffic jams seem to be synonymous with DKI Jakarta, especially during rush hours. (photo: Adam Dwi - mediaindonesia)

Traffic congestion remains an ongoing issue for DKI Jakarta, with many parties feeling that the situation in the capital city is worsening year after year. According to data from the Tomtom Traffic Index, the severity of traffic congestion in Jakarta has indeed increased over time.

Tomtom’s website provides traffic density data for 390 cities in 56 countries, including Jakarta. In the latest report, Jakarta ranks 29th on the list of cities with the worst traffic congestion.

Last year, Tomtom recorded an average travel time of 22 minutes and 40 seconds for a 10-kilometer distance in Jakarta, an increase of 2 minutes and 50 seconds from the previous year. The report also highlights the additional time needed during rush hours in the morning and evening in Jakarta, with an average increase of 11 minutes during morning rush hour and 18 minutes during evening rush hour for a 10-kilometer journey.

Furthermore, the report shows that the annual total duration of rush hour in Jakarta is 214 hours, with an average speed of 22 km/h during those peak times in 2022.

According to Tomtom’s data, the worst day for traffic congestion in Jakarta was December 9th, 2022, when the average travel time for a 10-kilometer distance took nearly 30 minutes.

In comparison, the city with the lowest traffic density was Almere, Netherlands, where residents spent just 8 minutes and 20 seconds to cover a 10-kilometer distance, and the total annual duration of rush hour was only 68 hours.

Meanwhile, London, UK, was ranked as the most congested city in the world, with an average travel time of 36 minutes and 20 seconds for a 10-kilometer distance, an increase of 1 minute and 50 seconds from the previous year. The total annual duration of rush hour in London was 325 hours, and the average speed during peak hours was just 14 km/h.