Sunday, January 3, 2010
The sticker on the rear window of that angkot (lit. city transport) reads "romantis" (romantic). But of course there is nothing romantic about a means of public transportation that can stop to pick up and drop off passangers anywhere, even at the pedestrian crossing like the one you see on the photo. Angkot is a necessary headache to the city. It provides the necessary means of mass transportation that many need and don't otherwise have any other choices. However, it's erratic behavior is one of the main sources of traffic congestions and chaos, which over the long run will be too expensive to bear by the city and its citizens.