Central Jakarta Govt Approves Vendors to Partly Occupy Sidewalks



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Central Jakarta Mayor, Irwandi, announced that the area he leads is currently constructing street vendor kiosks over three sidewalks that are privately funded. 

    “There is a sponsor [to accommodate] street vendors on the sidewalks,” said Irwandi on Tuesday, October 8th. 

    The sidewalks Irwandi referred to are those with multifunctional-purpose in mind as it would not exclusively serve as a  walking path for pedestrians but also as a location for “futuristic and multifunctional” street vendors. 

    The design of these kiosks slated for street vendors will be personally picked by Jakarta’s Governor Anies Baswedan. These special-designed kiosks will be first built over sidewalks at the Kramat area which will accommodate 30 street vendors that previously had occupied the sidewalk with a width of 8-meters.

    “The sidewalk’s width is around 4.5 meters, while 2.5 meters will be used for street vendors. That is all the Governor’s policy,” said Irwandi regarding the sidewalk that had been almost entirely occupied by street vendors prior to this plan.