Odd-Even Policy Extended; Anies Baswedan: Motorcycles Unaffected

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  • The sign of odd-even policy is installed in Cawang, East Jakarta on July 9, 2018. TEMPO/M Julnis Firmansyah

    The sign of odd-even policy is installed in Cawang, East Jakarta on July 9, 2018. TEMPO/M Julnis Firmansyah

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan did not have a plan to impose the odd-even policy for motorcycles in the capital city.

    According to him, the regulation was not a solution to limit two-wheeled vehicles. “No (not for motorcycles). The solution is to encourage people to use public transportation,” said Anies Baswedan in Pondok Kopi, East Jakarta, Thursday, January 3.

    Anies explained the odd-even policy is a solution for four-wheeled vehicles only, while for motorcycles, it needed a comprehensive solution such as the hike on parking fee.

    Read also: Odd-Even Policy Extended, Anies Does Not Change Routes, Times

    An issue on the policy implementation for motorcycles was generated during a focus group discussion (FGD) related to the extension of the odd-even policy in 2019. The session was initiated by Jakarta Transportation Agency on December 2018 by involving several stakeholders.

    The discussion recommended Anies Baswedan to extend the odd-even policy, and that started to take effect on January 2, 2019.

    M JULNIS FIRMANSYAH