What is 3 in 1 in Jakarta?
Jakarta’s local government was struggling to reduce traffic jam, especially on busy hours. One of the regulation enforced since 2003 was “3 in 1″ (“three in one”) for car usage within city’s main street. “Three in One” or “3 in 1″ means that only car with at least 3 passengers allow to enter a road. Exceptions are for public transportation, including taxi. It is kind of little things of traffic engineering which trying to reduce numbers of private car usage.
The idea is to reduce car usage which only used by 1 or 2 persons, and enforce people to use car effectively. At beginning this regulation was works, but after a while there were many “joki” (kind of jockey) tricks. Joki is person that offer their service to accompany the car driver to fulfill minimum 3 passengers in a car, of course with some fee (money). They usually waiting next to the street which 3 in 1 regulation is applied. Even though security officers did routine patrol, the Jokis still available almost everyday … just like cat and mouse.
The “3 in 1″ regulation only applied during busy hours, which are:
– 07.00 a.m. until 10.00 a.m. in the morning, and
– 16.30 p.m. until 19.00 p.m. in the evening
Regulation applied along Sisingamangaraja St — Sudirman St — Moh. Thamrin St, and Gatot Subroto St. Refer to the below map (see red color dotted) which detailed on https://www.google.com/maps/@-6.2013943,106.8055198,13z