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Jakarta Post

Motorists demand solution after park-and-ride lot removal

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 12 2019   /  01:32 am
Anies Baswedan (JP/Seto Wardhana)(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Anies Baswedan (JP/Seto Wardhana)More facilities should be available on the outskirts of JakartaWhen the Jakarta administration said it would establish more park-and-ride facilities on the outskirts of Jakarta, it decided to close down one located downtown.Banners giving notice of the impending closure have been placed on the fence of the 8,710 square-meter parking lot on Jl. MH Thamrin.The park-and-ride facility is only open on weekdays with a daily rate of Rp 5,000 (US 35 cents), Rp 2,000, and Rp 1,000 per car, motorbike and bicycle, respectively. The facility has been in operation since April 2017.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said the plan aimed to encourage motorists to switch to public transportation. The area will be transformed into a dining spot to also benefit small and medium enterprises (SMEs).Anies explained the decision was based on the fact that parking ra...