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Jakarta Post

Jakarta to build more park-and-ride facilities in outskirts to lure commuters

  • Vela Andapita
    Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, September 1, 2019   /  01:35 pm
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A motorcyclist recently rides through the gates of a park-and-ride facility under the MRT station in Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta.(The Jakarta Post/Dhoni Setiawan )

For her daily morning commute from her house in Bekasi, West Java to her office in Kuningan, South Jakarta, Tri Wahyuni regularly parks her motorcycle near Cakung Station in East Jakarta to continue her trip with the commuter train. “[They are] not official park-and-ride facilities; just plots of land within a residential area near the station that belong to some residents. Some are just open spaces beneath a flyover. They use the plots to offer the service,” she said, adding that she pays Rp 5,000 (35 US cents) per day for the service. “I think there are about 1,000 motorcycles there every day,” she said. She said that she could not wait until the administrations of cities in Greater Jakarta built more park-and-ride facilities near stations and bus stops on the city’s outskirts, believing that the demand for them is high. Tri’s wish could ...