TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - During a virtual discussion between the Indonesian Transportation Society (MIT) and the Ministry of Transportation on Tuesday evening, the ministry’s land transportation director-general Budi Setiyadi said that the upcoming bicycle regulation will be applicable nationwide.
“However, the implementation will be adjusted to each region’s geographical condition along with other differences they might have,” said Budi in the online discussion on Tuesday evening.
The government quickly compiled a set of regulations overseeing bicycling activities - which has seen a surge in popularity recently - as it would provide legal standing for cyclists operating at public roads.
Budi said that the bicycle regulation will be focused on three crucial aspects: the technicality of cycling, the procedures involving bicycling, and facilities supporting cycling activities. The government will categorize the wide range of bicycles into just two categories: bicycles for general uses and those used for sporting events.
According to the Transportation Ministry, before the regulation is finalized, it will be tested publicly in Yogyakarta at the Gadjah Mada University facility and at Bandung City before it is broadened into other Indonesian cities.
FRANCISCA CHRISTY ROSANA