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Pedestrians priority in Jakarta’s citywide sidewalk expansion

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, August 4, 2019   /  11:16 am
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A pedestrian walks amid the revitalization project of sidewalks in Jl. CIkini Raya in Central Jakarta on July 26. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Expansive sidewalks revitalization projects are underway in Jakarta amid plans to uplift the notorious car-loving city with poor sidewalks to a more pedestrian-friendly city. The Jakarta Bina Marga Road Agency is focusing its works in Kemang and along Jl. Satrio in South Jakarta as well as Cikini and Senen in Central Jakarta, which were designated as part of the regional strategic activities by Governor Anies Baswedan in July 2018. “[Central and South Jakarta sidewalk projects] are going as planned with progress of about 10 percent into construction,” the agency’s section head for road network and utilities planning Riri Asnita told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. The sidewalks were being constructed to accommodate all types of pedestrians including those with disabilities.  “[On the expanded sidewalks] there will be a yellow guiding line for blind p...