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Jakarta Post

Govt encourages walking to curb air pollution

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 21 2019   /  01:21 am

Severe air pollution in the city, believed to largely come from vehicle emissions, has led the government to turn to a healthy push by encouraging people to walk more and switch from using privately owned vehicles to public transportation. Many are still reluctant, however, to use public transportation because of poor end-to-end infrastructure.The Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ) has teamed up with the Health Ministry to promote health aspects of sustainable transportation. “The easiest ways to curb air pollution is walking and [using] public transportation, which are part of sustainable transportation,” BPTJ head Bambang Prihartono said during a discussion in Central Jakarta recently.Sustainable transportation is one of the pillars outlined in the Greater Jakarta Transportation Master Plan, he cited.A 2018 study for Greater Jakarta Urban Transportation Policy Integration...