COMMUNITY PERCEPTION OF RURAL ROAD NETWORK IN TANJUNG LAGO DISTRICT OF BANYUASIN SOUTH SUMATRAFIRMANSYAH, M. EDI ARMANTO, ROBIYANTO H. SUSANTO, JONI ARLIANSYAH AND MUHAMMAD YAZID
The objective of this study was to analyze the community perception of rural road etwork in tidal areas. Districts where the research was conducted was Tanjung lago Banyuasin. The work was undertaken using cross sectional method approach with purposive sampling method. Stages of the study consisted of two stages, namely (1) Obtain the current road network condition, accessibility and mobility of the road. (2) Community perception of rural road network. The collection of data obtained through observation or direct observation of the study sites, interviews and discussions to the farmers by using questionnaires. Information about the current condition of rural roads in the district of Tanjung Lago Banyuasin obtained that the rural road network in the district Tanjung lago is a road network which was made at the opening of tidal land into agricultural land and the location of transmigration. The existing road network is still in the form of a earth road or road that has been hardened by casting or with gravel, so that the road can be traversed in both dry and rainy weather conditions. Community perception on rural roads in the district of Tanjung Lago Banyuasin found that weather condition and road condition affect significantly.
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