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Design for Jl. Sudirman sidewalk restoration in final stage

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 22, 2018   /   07:00 am
Design for Jl. Sudirman sidewalk restoration in final stage Traffic passes through Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta on Nov. 7, 2017. (JP/Rifky Dewandaru)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has said he hopes to finish by the end of February the design for the sidewalk restoration project on Jl. Sudirman in South Jakarta, which aims to accommodate motorcyclists.

“Hopefully, we can get it [the project plan] done by the end of this month,” said Anies on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.

The assistant to the city secretary for city development, Gamal Sinurat, said "the sidewalk design is still in the finalization process and could miss the initial deadline for the upcoming Asian Games in August."

Trees along the median separating the fast and slow lanes along Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin would be moved to sidewalks along the thoroughfares. Furthermore, Gamal said there would be more trees along the sidewalks to make the area look greener.

In addition to the sidewalk expansion, he said there would be four lanes for vehicles from the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle to the Senayan traffic circle and the motorcycle lane would be on the left side of the road.

“Later on, the motorcycle lane will be combined with the regular bus [lane] but separated from the [Transjakarta] busway lane,” Gamal said.

Road separators dividing the motorcycle-bus lane from the Transjakarta lane would be placed to ensure motorcyclists stick to one lane. Those who violate the rule will be ticketed by the police.

Anies previously said he wanted to accommodate Jakarta residents by revamping the sidewalks along Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin. (wnd/jlm)