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Jakarta Post

Car-Free Day reduces air pollution: Tests

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 25 2008   /  10:32 am

Air quality tests along Jl. Sudirman in South Jakarta and Jl. Thamrin in Central Jakarta show that the monthly Car-Free Day decrease air pollution in the areas. Head of the Jakarta Environmental Management Board (BPLHD), Budirama Natakusumah, said Tuesday air pollution indicators had been lower during the last seven car-free days in the city. The indicators of air pollution include the amount of dust, carbon monoxide and nitrogen monoxide in the air along the car-free route. Car-Free Day has been held routinely since September last year on the last Sunday of every month, apart from October and November. Along the road from the Senayan traffic circle on Jl. Sudirman, South Jakarta, to the Welcome Monument at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle on Jl. Thamrin, Central Jakarta, cars are cleared out for pedestrians. Morning gymnastics, futsal games, bicycl...