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Jakarta eyes more bike lanes to support cyclists, curb pollution

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 17 2019   /  01:19 am
I was first: Bajaj (three-wheeled motorized vehicles) occupy a designated bicycle lane in Blok M, South Jakarta, on Monday.(JP/Iqbal Yuwansyah)(three-wheeled motorized vehicles) occupy a designated bicycle lane in Blok M, South Jakarta, on Monday.(JP/Iqbal Yuwansyah)

I was first: Bajaj (three-wheeled motorized vehicles) occupy a designated bicycle lane in Blok M, South Jakarta, on Monday.(JP/Iqbal Yuwansyah)The Jakarta administration has planned to expand bicycle lanes of up to 65 kilometers long as part of efforts to encourage more people to pedal their way around the city and to ease congestion as well as worsening air pollution amid criticism from cyclists over the poor facilities for them in the capital.Jakarta Bina Marga Road Agency head Hari Nugroho said that, while the existing bicycle lanes did not connect to one another, the expansion would make a network by connecting the existing lanes with the new ones.“One of the considerations for the expansion is that it can support areas affected by the odd-even policy, so motorists have more options to travel,” Hari told The Jakarta Post recently, adding that the lanes would be provided on both s...