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Jakarta Post

Car Free Day area tidier for visitors, fewer customers for street vendors after zoning system applied

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 25, 2019   /  01:10 pm
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PATROL: Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) officers patrol the Car Free Day area on Jl. Sudirman to look out for street vendors.(JP/A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil)

At least twice a month Agung Devry, 26, takes the Transjakarta bus from Pluit, North Jakarta, to the Sarinah bus stop in Central Jakarta to jog at the Car Free Day (CFD) event. This week, he noticed something different.  “CFD can be very crowded when I want to focus on my run. However, it’s tidier now,” Agung said on Sunday. Agung noticed that now street vendors were no longer operating on the streets. Starting Nov. 3, the city administration launched a scheme to organize street vendors at CFD, by dividing the area of the event into three zones. The red zone, located on Jl. Sudirman from the Wisma BNI 46 building to the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle and from there to Sarinah Mall, is strictly off limits to street vendors. The yellow zone, located on Jl. Sudirman from the Youth Advancement Monument to the Wisma BNI 46 building and on Jl. MH Thamri...