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Jakarta Post

Cyclists continue asking for safety protection, comfort

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 20 2010   /  10:55 am

Cyclists attending the first Bicycle Congress of Indonesia (KSI) last weekend at the Sultan Hotel in Central Jakarta, have shown support for authorities to improve the safety and comfort of cyclists including implementing bike lanes.Some of the 4,000 bikers joining the congress even cycled from as far as Central Java. For example, the 63-year-old farmer Juid from Dukuh Waru village in Tegal, Central Java. He told The Jakarta Post that he cycled for three days to reach the congress.“I always love to gather with other cyclists to share the same love for the sport,” Juid said adding that cycling was his main form of private transportation.The rice farmer said he cycled alone to the congress and sacrificed sleep. He did not have enough money to join a group from his hometown, which asked Rp 150,000 (US$16) for the transportation fee.“If I felt sleepy, I stopped at a coffee stall and dr...