A new step towards sustainable mobility for the metropolitan area of Medan in Indonesia
Mebidangro is the largest metropolitan area outside Java and is, as of 2019, home to nearly 5 million inhabitants. The area consists of two cities and two regencies in the North Sumatra Province, including Medan City, Binjai City, Deli Serdang Regency, and part of Karo Regency. With an increasing urban population, Mebidangro faces growing challenges in transport and mobility. High dependency of private motorised vehicles resulting in more and more congestion along the main road axes. The growth of road traffic resulted not only in lost time, but also in increased environmental and social externalities (GHG emissions, injuries and casualties…).
As a member of the MobiliseYourCity, the local government of North Sumatra received direct support from the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), one of the MobiliseYourCity contributors and implementing partners, who l hired a consortium of consultants that work directly with local governments to assist in developing the SUMP. The preparation of the SUMP started in October 2020 and occurred during COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The mobility plan was finalised in September 2020. The SUMP shall be officially approved by provincial and national decree to engage its implementation.
The Mebidangro SUMP report provides a comprehensive and data-backed roadmap for mobility development on Mebidangro cities and the North Sumatra Province, that the central government can more easily review for a facilitated support to the region.