9.5. Inheritance the Great Mail Pos Road in Banten: Relations between Cities on the Western Tip of Java and Social Hierarchy of Road Users

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Radjimo Sastro Wijono (Masyarakat Sejarawan Indonesia)


To a certain extent, modern Java started by Daendels when he ordered the construction of Grote Postweg. These act as a catalyst in changing the feudal tradition. Orientation habits of people participated in the trade, Postweg possible and even stimulate the emergence of new markets in rural and industrial activities (Nas & Pratiwo 2002). The advent of roads change the orientation of the Java community life begins at the western tip of Java island. In connection with the road as the study, there are at least 10 aspects that can be used as a study (Colombjin 2002). One aspect of the study conducted by W. Lorenz (2002), with a view Yogyakarta as a point to look at the hierarchy of the highway.

Departing from studies conducted in the above, this study will examine two aspects of the study: First, the history of the highway heading and its influence on the intercity network and the second its social hierarchy and its problem. In the first aspect, the study will be carried out through the study of the historical literature, and on the second aspect of this study will be conducted with the study of literature, direct observation, interviews and ethnography.

In the aspect of the first studies, the history of the highway since the beginning of its existence up until now will be discussed briefly in descriptive analysis. Meanwhile, the second aspect of this study will be discussed in the descriptive analysis is also about citizens the access road, the hierarchy of road users and road user behavior. In connection with the rights of citizens, this assessment will describe the obligation of state officials in fulfilling the right of citizens of the highway user.

Keywords: cities network, road users, user rights and obligations of citizens