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E-scooter provides alternative transportation within UI campus

  • Vela Andapita
    Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

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Depok   /   Thu, July 18, 2019   /  11:50 am
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President of Grab Indonesia Ridzki Kramadibrata try e-scooter Grabwheels at University of Indonesia campus, in Depok, West Java during the launch on Wednesday.(JP/Donny Fernando)

For students of the University of Indonesia (UI), commuting between buildings inside the 320-hectare campus might require effort. Besides walking, they can use private vehicles, or choose between a free shuttle bus and public bicycles provided by the campus to get around. Adding to the available options, students of UI’s School of Engineering now have an electronic scooter service called GrabWheels. During the launch ceremony on Wednesday, some gathered students were eager to be among the first people on their campus to use the new facility. “I like it. It’s fun and the scooter is cool. I think many students will use it,” said a student of the Civil Engineering Department, Mirandika Julitarani. The 19-year-old noted that she and her fellow students usually use the "bikun", an abbreviation of bis kuning (yellow bus), UI’s offic...