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Jakarta Post

No garage, no problem: City mulls over review of carport regulation

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 9, 2019   /  12:39 pm
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Some cars are parked on the side of a road in Palmerah, West Jakarta, in this May 11, 2015 file photo.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

The increasing number of motorized vehicles in Jakarta combined with a limited and expensive living space have resulted in carport issue across the city. Jakarta has some 15 million vehicles, but a significant number of car owners do not have a garage or carport in their home despite it being a requirement from the Jakarta administration.  Kebon Jeruk resident in West Jakarta, Supono, parks his car in front of an empty house in his neighborhood, on a narrow road that fits two vehicles. The 51-year-old, who works as an app-based ride-hailing driver, claims no one has complained to him about the situation. Moreover, the road leads to a cul-de-sac and rarely experiences traffic jams, even with numerous cars parked in front of houses. “Residents are very aware of the matter,” he told The Jakarta Post, adding that his neighbors who would move their cars whene...