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Jakarta Post

Cyclists join hands to demand bike lanes

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 17 2010   /  09:43 am

The Bicycle Congress of Indonesia (KSI) urged the government Friday to provide cyclists with bicycle lanes and other supporting facilities in Jakarta as well as other cities around the country.“The number of cyclists, as well as their communities, are growing rapidly. We need to be recognized and we need safety and facilities on the road,” KSI chairman Syahrul Effendi said at the opening of the three-day event.The congress is being held at the Hotel Sultan in Central Jakarta and is being attended by 200 cycling communities from across Indonesia.Syahrul praised Jakarta for its car-free day program, which allowed people to bike safely along the city’s main roads. This policy, he said, should be adopted by other cities.Rims gleaming: Models dressed in traditional Betawi outfits parade a bicycle during the inaugural Bicycle Congress of Indonesia at the Sultan Hotel in Jakarta on Friday...