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Orderly sidewalk program extended amid lack of success

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 30, 2017   /   07:30 pm
Orderly sidewalk program extended amid lack of success A sidewalk is under construction on Jl. Mahakam in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, on Aug. 8. (kompas.com /Nursita Sari)

Jakarta’s so-called Bulan Patuh Trotoar (Orderly Sidewalk Month) program will be extended to the end of September, given that many people still violate regulations on pedestrian walks.

"This program will be extended until the people are fully aware of the function of sidewalks,” Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat said on Wednesday.

The Jakarta administration currently is enforcing the Orderly Sidewalk Month to discipline vendors and motorists who encroach on sidewalks, to ensure comfort for pedestrians.

Despite the program, which was initially supposed to end on Aug. 31, there were still many motorists and street vendors occupying sidewalks for parking and business purposes, said Djarot.

Moreover, prior to Idul Adha, the Islamic Day of Sacrifice, many vendors used sidewalks to sell livestock, he added.

Hence, the program is to be continued.

“We will review it again. If by the end of September the people are aware [of the sidewalk functions], we will revoke the policy,” Djarot said, as quoted by kompas.com. (agn)