Jakarta Scheduled to Add Bicycle Lanes, says Deputy Governor
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria on Sunday announced that the city’s transportation agency plans to add new bike lanes to match the increasingly popular mode of transport; bicycles.
“The Jakarta transportation agency has regulated it. Not just the bike lane’s length, but also its width,” said Riza on July 19.
He added that the additional bike lanes are the government’s appreciation towards the surging trend among bicycle users amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He also mentioned the exponential growth of bike sales that reached 1,000 percent.
“We appreciate society that are starting to take interest in cycling,” said the deputy governor. “In principle, we are trying to give our best, especially for pedestrians and cyclists.”
However, he reminded new cyclists to always remain vigilant as they commute across Jakarta’s urban environment as he hopes cycling would improve from being a hobby to essential means of transportation.
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