What you need to know about Bali’s odd-even traffic policy during G20 Summit

Indonesian traffic police officers. Photo: National Police
Indonesian traffic police officers. Photo: National Police

Just in case you are not familiar with the odd-even traffic policy: only cars with license plates ending with an even number are permitted to use affected roads on even calendar dates, and vice-versa for odd dates, with some exceptions.

First introduced in Jakarta several years ago, Bali is temporarily adopting this policy as of today ahead of the prestigious G20 Summit where world leaders will gather on Nov. 15 and 16 in Nusa Dua.

So starting from Nov. 11 (today) until Nov. 17 from 6am to 10pm daily, make a note of your license plate number (if you haven’t already) before heading out. If you happen to have a license plate ending with an odd number, then you should be fine to hit these roads today, but not tomorrow.

1. Simpang Pesanggaran – Simpang Sanur 

2. Simpang Kuta – Simpang Pesanggaran 

3. Simpang Kuta – Tugu Ngurah Rai 

4. Tugu Ngurah Rai – Nusa Dua 

5. Simpang Pesanggaran – Gerbang Benoa 

6. Simpang Lapangan Terbang (DPS) – Tugu Ngurah Rai 

7. Jimbaran – Uluwatu 

8. Jalan Tol Bali Mandara 

9. Jalan Uluwatu Dua 

10. Jalan Raya Kampus Universitas Udayana

Source: Ministry of Transportation.

It should be noted that there will be no fine for violators, as the island’s traffic police are merely appealing for adherence to the rule in order for the public to do their part in ensuring the G20 Summit is carried out smoothly.

Naturally, there are exceptions to this rule such as emergency vehicles like ambulances and fire trucks, as well as government vehicles.

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