Canggu Traffic Jam, Warlok Until Tourists Choose Via Pematang Sawah

Badung

There is another thing that is viral from Bali, this time there is a lot of discussion about the rice field path in the Canggu area which is the choice of warloks to tourists.

The rice field embankments in the Canggu area bordering Umalas, Kerobokan Village, North Kuta District, Badung Regency, Bali seem to be traversed by many two-wheeled vehicles.

Based on monitoring secondsBali at the location, Saturday (11/5/2022), this route is not only used by local residents (warlok). Foreign tourists also use this route.

Based on the news circulating, it was stated that this route was chosen to avoid congestion on the main route Jalan Pantai Berawa. According to residents, this route is the shortest access (shortcut) from Umalas to Subak Sari, Berawa.

The path that divides the rice fields is estimated to be no more than one meter wide and about 500 meters long. The condition of this path is also fairly modest because it is only simply paved.

If the driver enters from Subak Sari, Berawa, the entrance is still quite wide. But then narrowed and can only be passed by one vehicle.

To cross this shortcut, motorists must be extra careful. Because the existing asphalt road is only enough for one motorbike. So when they cross paths, one of them has to give in.

It is estimated that the Canggu rice field path is no more than one meter wide and only 500 meters long.  The condition of the road on this path is simply paved.  Photo: TriwidiyantiThe rice fields are a shortcut to avoid congestion on the main route in the Canggu area. Photo: Triwidiyanti/detikBali

In addition, there is a difference in height between the paved road and the ground. So that the slightest wrong step, it can cause traffic jams or even the driver can fall into the fields.

Meanwhile, if you enter from Umalas, Kerobokan, you will be greeted with a nice and wide path that is enough for cars. Even so, cars will still not be able to pass because at the end of the road there is a ban for cars.

In front of the bridge is a simple announcement for cars that reads “Stop the car in front of the narrow road”.

The viral route in the rice fields in the Canggu area bordering Umalas, Kerobokan Village, North Kuta District, Badung Regency, Bali is used by both local and foreign motorcyclists.  Photo: TriwidiyantiThe viral route in the rice fields in the Canggu area bordering Umalas, Kerobokan Village, North Kuta District, Badung Regency, Bali is used by both local and foreign motorcyclists. Photo: Triwidiyanti Photo: Triwidiyanti

I Wayan Roja (80), a resident of Umalas, Kerobokan, revealed that he often passes this route on his old bicycle. When met by detikBali, he wanted to meet his son who now lives in Batu Belig.

He admitted that he was indifferent to the number of motorcyclists while he only rode his bicycle.

“Yes (if the walk) goes up, I go down, I will guide you on foot,” he said.

This road is said to have no name, but it has existed for a long time and previously this road had not been paved.

“There is no name for this route, but the people of Tunon are the ones who pave it,” he said.

He admitted that he had no problem with other motorcyclists, only that if he got stuck he couldn’t pass. Not a few, said Roja many fell on the road.

“My hope is that the road here is repaired and made wider so that fewer fall,” Roja asked.

Meanwhile, Arif Zaenal (29), a Denpasar resident who works as an online motorcycle taxi driver, said that extra patience was needed to pass this route. Arif also admitted that many other online motorcycle taxis used this shortcut.

“Because it’s really close and we don’t have to turn far, especially when we get stuck in traffic,” said Arif.

If Arif gets orders from the Berawa, Batu Belig, and Canggu areas, he will automatically look for alternative routes that can shorten the time. He then complained that in Canggu there were too many vehicles due to the high interest of tourists and residents to Canggu.

“Canggu is full, a lot of people go there. Yes, hopefully there will be a solution, if it’s to be repaired, I don’t know, my hope is that it was engineered, I don’t think yesterday’s time had any effect,” said Arif.

This article has been published in detikBali.

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