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Jakarta Post

Garage regulation proposed to end illegal parking in Depok

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 4, 2019   /  08:42 pm
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A car is parked in front of a house in a narrow road inside a neighborhood at Grand Depok City housing complex in Depok, West Java on June 25. (JP/Robert Yota)

Parking on sidewalks in Depok, West Java, forces pedestrians on to the roadway and frequently blocks the narrow streets of residential areas. In a bid to address the issue, the Depok administration has proposed revising the 2012 bylaw on transportation to add an article stipulating the requirement for any car owner to have a garage. “One of the articles in the revised bylaw will require a purchaser to provide evidence of ownership of a garage before buying any four-wheeled vehicle,” Depok Transportation Agency head Dadang Wihana told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. The city administration's proposal of an additional article on garage ownership came following mounting complaints from residents reporting that car owners are using public spaces to park their cars. The administration officially proposed the bylaw revision to the Depok Legislative Council (DPRD) on Wedn...