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City plans to open bike rental service along Sudirman

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, October 8, 2017   /   08:05 pm
City plans to open bike rental service along Sudirman Alfini daringly blocks a group of motorcycles attempting to avoid traffic by trespassing on a sidewalk on Jl. Sudirman in Jakarta on Monday. She took action to protest unruly bikers. The Jakarta Post/ Dhoni Setiawan (The Jakarta Post/Dhoni Setiawan)

Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat said that on top of opening a bicycle lane along Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin, the city government plans to open a bike rental service to cater to the needs of office workers in the city's busiest business district.

"We will open a bike lane and the mass transportation network could be directly connected with bike rental services that would be available in the area," Djarot said on Sunday as quoted by tribunnews.com.

Djarot said the service could be very useful for office workers who expect to hop from one building to another.

"People can rent these bikes to travel from one building to another," said Djarot, who is expected to step down from his position later this month.

The city has unveiled a plan to improve the sidewalk along the city's main thoroughfare, which would begin with the widening of the sidewalk along Jl. Sudirman, from the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle to the Bendungan Hilir area in Central Jakarta.

Along the sidewalk, the city also plans to open a bicycle lane.

The project is going to use the leftover budget from the Simpang Susun Semanggi project, which came from additional floor area ratio compensation from developer PT Mitra Panca Persada.