Denpasar establishes 25 kilometer bike lane from cultural center to Sanur beach

Those of you who joined the cycling boom amid the pandemic can now consider Denpasar as your next riding destination, as the city has just established a 25 kilometer bike lane. 

Transportation

Frenchman crashes car in North Kuta, killing elderly man

Frenchman crashes car in North Kuta, killing elderly man

A 20-year-old French national allegedly lost control of his car and hit an elderly man in North Kuta yesterday. The victim reportedly died at the scene.

Bali Governor Wayan Koster, celebrity lawyer Hotman Paris complain about Garuda Indonesia’s ‘overpriced’ tickets

Bali Governor Wayan Koster, celebrity lawyer Hotman Paris complain about Garuda Indonesia’s ‘overpriced’ tickets

The cost of flying with flag carrier Garuda Indonesia from Jakarta to Denpasar has come under scrutiny recently, with Bali Governor Wayan Koster among those lamenting the issue of...

FPI leader Rizieq Shihab’s homecoming in Jakarta caused flight delays at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport

FPI leader Rizieq Shihab’s homecoming in Jakarta caused flight delays at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport

The homecoming of Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab all the way in Jakarta also impacted hundreds of passengers flying in and out of Bali’s Ngurah Rai...

Bali plans to connect tourist hotspots with trams, electric buses

Bali plans to connect tourist hotspots with trams, electric buses

There's another potential infrastructure project for the popular holiday destination.

Gojek helped boost local economy in Denpasar, survey shows

Gojek helped boost local economy in Denpasar, survey shows

A recent survey showed that some small and medium enterprises in Denpasar have managed to survive during the pandemic thanks to Gojek. 

7 SUVs trapped in river following flash flood in Bali’s Klungkung regency

7 SUVs trapped in river following flash flood in Bali’s Klungkung regency

Seven Willys Jeep SUVs were trapped in a flash flood in Unda River in Bali’s Klungkung regency following heavy rain in the area on Sunday, with a number of people later rescued...

Police officers filmed extorting Japanese tourist in Bali found guilty at disciplinary hearing

Police officers filmed extorting Japanese tourist in Bali found guilty at disciplinary hearing

Their punishment includes several weeks of jail time. 

Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport plans to establish special travel corridor to attract South Korean tourists

Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport plans to establish special travel corridor to attract South Korean tourists

Angkasa Pura I CEO Faik Fahmi said his firm is preparing a program called the Safe Corridor Initiative (SCI), aimed at attracting foreign tourists through cooperation between...

AirAsia set to reopen 4 routes from Bali in September

AirAsia set to reopen 4 routes from Bali in September

Passengers can once again fly AirAsia from Denpasar to other popular destinations in the country.


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Coconuts Bali Transportation

Bali, paradise island that it may be, is macet, macet, macet (traffic-filled) in many parts, especially in the south. Roads are usually narrow and too often in need of repair, with numerous potholes;  some roads are even collapsing in places from all the heavy trucks. Trucks, let’s talk about trucks — they are literally everywhere on the island as the mentality here is “build, build, build”. As the island becomes more and more developed, trucks are needed to transport construction materials. There are also plenty of buses, filled with tourists, ready to run motorbikes off the road if drivers aren’t careful. Unfortunately, a lot of our transportation coverage is related to such accidents, that usually occur on narrow roads, when someone tries to pass and gets trapped in a head-on collision. Not surprisingly, with giant vehicles on the road, shared with motorbikes, it’s usually the people on bikes that fear for their lives. Public transportation is almost totally lacking in Bali, so you can bet most people living here use their own motorbike. For visitors though, the big trend in transportation at the moment is ride-hailing apps. Obviously the bulk of people visiting Bali (and heaven knows there are loads of visitors) do not have their own transportation. As transport apps get more and more popular as they are quick and easy to use, hold drivers accountable, and have fixed, predictable rates, trouble brews in paradise when traditional transport gets challenged, putting money-making for some in jeopardy.