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Renovated sidewalks to feature performances, encourage 'walking culture'

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 22, 2019   /  08:38 am
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Pedestrians walk across renovated sidewalks in Dukuh Atas, Central Jakarta, on Friday, May 17.(JP/Dames Alexander Sinaga)

The Jakarta administration will continue to develop “centers of cultural activity” as part of its extensive sidewalk improvement program in a bid to better serve pedestrians and promote a “walking culture” in the city. Jakarta has started to renovate 6.9 kilometers of sidewalks along the city’s main thoroughfares of Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH. Thamrin, expanding the pathways to 10 to 12 meters wide and equipping them with modern amenities. Renovations have so far stretched from the Senayan area in South Jakarta to the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta, with completed sections made available to the public late last year. The city administration is also currently speeding up the construction of 10 of cultural centers on sidewalks and situated near public transportation stations. The concept was created by Jakarta Governor Anies Basweda...