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Jakarta Post

Governor rejects special bicycle lanes proposal

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 29 2011   /  12:13 pm

The city administration has denied a proposal for establishing special bicycle lanes, even though the City Council had included the plan in the city’s 2010-2030 spatial planning draft.

Governor Fauzi Bowo said Friday that the administration did not see sufficient reason to provide special lanes for bicyclists.

“It’s possible for some parts of the city, but not all over the city. There aren’t enough people using bicycles,” he said, adding that it was more important to focus on providing public transportation, which would affect a larger proportion of the population.

Transportation experts and urban green advocates have renewed calls for building bicycle lanes throughout Jakarta, citing an increasing number of cyclists in the capital.

Bike To Work (B2W) co-founder Toto Sugito told The Jakarta Post Friday that the governor’s argument was based on a fa...