Transformation of public space utilization by online motorcycle taxi

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This study aims to see the transformation of the use of public space by online motorcycle taxi. The use of technology in the concept of online motorcycle taxi makes it different from earlier concept of conventional ojek. Therefore, online motorcycle taxi does not have a designated place to wait for service requests. It makes online motorcycle taxi to make use of pre-existing public spaces as their places to wait or seek for service requests. This case can be seen on one of the main roads in South Jakarta, named St. Prof. DR. Satrio, which is one of the roads included in the revitalization program by the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government to become a pedestrian public space. This research uses qualitative method with ethnographic approach which data collection process consisted of participatory observation and direct interviews with onsite online motorcycle taxi drivers. The results show the transformation in functional form, which was changed from a green open space as a road divider into pelican sidewalk and public recreation areas. However, the purpose of revitalization is not in line with real condition where the space is used on by certain community (online motorcycle taxi drivers) that do not have designated places.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012082
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event4th International Geography Seminar 2020, IGEOS 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 29 Sept 202030 Sept 2020


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