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Jakarta Post

Jakarta carves out walkways, bike lanes

  • Agnes Winarti

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, October 21 2008   /  11:31 am

Jakarta will soon see trial integrated pedestrian and bicycle lanes in the city, one of the city's planned efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Landscape architect Nirwono Joga said Monday the lanes would be delineated along the green belts beside riverbanks and rail lines and under overpasses. "Creating bikeways and pedestrian lanes is actually much easier than constructing lanes for buses because we only need to mark lanes with signs indicating they are for bikes and pedestrians," he said during a media gathering held Monday by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP). "All we still need is the administration's political will, which currently is lacking," he said. Dedicated green lanes will afford more safety and comfort to those who choose walking and bicycling in the city, Joga said. As a consultant to the...