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Jakarta Post

City racks brain to accommodate street vendors

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, September 5, 2019   /  01:58 pm
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Pedestrians share limited space with street vendors occupying sidewalks under the Tanah Abang Skybridge in Central Jakarta on May. 15. (Antara/Indrianto Eko Suwarso)

The Jakarta administration is currently preparing a roadmap on the arrangement of street vendors throughout the city, officials have said. The city administration revealed the plan a few days after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of two plaintiffs, Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) politicians William Aditya Sarana and Zico Leonard Djagardo, in December. The closure of Jl. Jatibaru Raya in the Tanah Abang business center of Central Jakarta in 2017, among other cases, prompted the plaintiffs to file the lawsuit on allowing vendors to set up on selected roads and sidewalks. Announced on Aug. 12, the decision stated that Article 25 paragraph 1of the 2007 Jakarta bylaw on public order was not legally binding, as it contradicted a 2009 law on traffic and road transportation. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan insisted the court ruling did not have any impact and said it had "ex...