Jakarta wins 2021 Sustainable Transport Award hinh anh 1A street in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

Jakarta (VNA) –
Indonesia’s capital Jakarta has become the first Southeast Asian city to win the Sustainable Transport Award (STA).
Jakarta defeated many big cities of the world, namely Auckland, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Charlotte, Frankfurt, Moscow, San Francisco and Sao Paulo, to gain the status.

The title is the culmination of years of groundbreaking work and transformation by the city, according to the STA website.

The city has taken concrete steps to shift its car-oriented city planning paradigm and provide seamless mobility through the “Jaklingko” scheme, which facilitates interconnected transit trips for passengers.

The city is also improving physical integration between modes. These help with transferring between modes, reducing the cost for people with complicated trips and has resulted in a substantial increase to 83 percent in service coverage of frequent, rapid road-based transit and increased ridership on both informal transit and BRT.

Jakarta has also been leading in bringing cycling to the streets, repurposing space for cars to spaces for people, and implementing one of the first superblocks in Southeast Asia. 

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan expressed pride in Jakarta and its commitment to continuously strive for a sustainable transportation system whose ultimate goal was the comfort of its residents.

STA is an annual award event for cities that have shown commitment, political will, and vision in the fields of sustainable transportation and urban development. /.