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Jakarta Post

Cyclists laud city’s longest bike lane, bemoan its poor standard

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 12 2012   /  09:01 am

Road to nowhere: The bicycle parking racks and bus shelter on the bank of the East Flood Canal in East Jakarta remain unused on Thursday. The city administration has not yet completed the construction of public services in the area, including an exclusive lane for cyclists. (JP/Fikri Z. Muhammadi)The city administration will soon complete the construction of what is claimed to be Jakarta’s longest bike lane along the East Flood Canal (BKT), amid complaints by local bike lovers over the path’s quality.The Jakarta Transportation Agency has begun erecting road signs and painting marks along a 6.7-kilometer stretch of the 23.5-kilometer canal, which runs from Cipinang Besar Selatan to Malaka Sari in Duren Sawit in East Jakarta.The project is expected to be completed by the end of this year at the latest, officials say.Bike To Work Community chairman Toto Sugito criticized the city’s Tr...