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When getting from A to B is no walk in the park

  • Winda A. Charmila

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, July 14, 2017 | 07:30 am
When getting from A to B is no walk in the park Brimming sideway: Pedestrians walk on a sidewalk that has been turned into a food stall strip on Jl. Sudirman, Central Jakarta, on Thursday. Some sidewalks have also become parking areas. The hot and humid conditions in the city further dissuade Jakartans from traversing the streets. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

PREMIUM There is one reason why there are millions of motorbikes in the capital; in downtown Jakarta, it is almost impossible to travel by foot — even for short distances — with so many things standing in the way of pedestrians. Wilson Christopher, 24, a native of Pondok Gede, East Jakarta, is one of millions of Jakartans who rides his motorbike to get from one point to another. In fact, ...