The City of Semarang, capital of the Central Java province, is amongst the biggest cities in Indonesia. And just as other big cities in the world, Semarang has attracted people looking for more opportunities. This important surge of population density during the last decades, has particularly put Semarang’s mobility infrastructure to the test.
In an attempt to mitigate the mobility challenges, several BRT corridors have been built and a couple of ring roads are already planned. Albeit, a lack of integration within the public transport system, the lack of a confined lane in the BRT, and an important increase in private vehicle usage -average anual increase of 11.5% from 2005 to 2014, among others, remain as obstacles for the improvement of mobility and traffic congestion in Semarang.