Jakarta to Hold Car Free Day Again Tomorrow, Visitors Asked to Bring Masks

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Laila Afifa

21 May 2022 22:17 WIB

Residents and cyclists still flock to the capital's Jl. Thamrin despite the city administration's suspending the Car-free Day (CFD) on Sunday, August 16, 2020. TEMPO/M Julnis Firmansyah

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Provincial Government will reopen the Car Free Day activity with the restricted pattern starting on Sunday, May 22, from 06:00-10:00. 

Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria said the capital city government sets all the things related to the activity.

"We'll prepare everything the best we can. The cleanliness and order will stay in place," said Riza at the City Hall, North Jakarta, on Friday, May 20.

The Car Free Day activity will be held amid the loosened Covid-19 restrictions, as the people are allowed to put their masks off outdoor. 

"Thank you to the Central Government, Pak Jokowi has relaxed [the Covid restrictions] and the Provincial Government supports of one them by the initiation of car-free day activity," he said.

The following are the locations for the event on Sunday, May 22: 

South Jakarta: Jalan Sudirman – Jalan MH Thamrin (from Arjuna Wijaya statue until Pemuda Membangun statue), Jalan Sisingamangaraja (Pemuda Membangun statue until CSW)

West Jakarta: Jalan Tomang Raya (from Tomang Intersection until Tomang Business Hotel)

North Jakarta: Jalan Danau Sunter Selatan (Simpang Karya Beton to Sunter Sports Complex)

Central Jakarta: Jalan Suryo Pranoto (Harmoni Intersection until Tarakan Hospital Intersection)

East Jakarta: Jalan Pemuda (Arion Intersection to TU-GAS Intersection)

Head of Jakarta Transportation Department, Syafrin Liputo, said the public is allowed to join the limited car-free day event but only for conducting sports activities.

"We'll make sure that there is no street vendors activity. Besides, visitors must scan the PeduliLindungi QR code or show at least the second dose of Covid vaccine certificate," Syafrin said in a written statement on Friday, May 20.

He appealed for the people to abide by the set regulations and maintain health protocols such as physical distancing and avoiding crowds.

"We also call [on the public] to bring along masks to be worn when the situation is very crowded," Syafrin remarked.

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