The Jakarta Post
After previously suspending the weekly Car Free Day (CFD) on Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta, the city administration has allowed pedestrians to exercise in 32 alternatives areas with strict health protocols in place.
Jakarta Transportation Agency head Syafrin Liputo said pedestrians who visited the replacement locations must not gather in crowds.
He previously barred pedestrians and only allowed cyclists to exercise in the alternative CFD locations over concerns of packed gatherings as reported during last Sunday’s CFD, the first time the event was held after being suspended for months due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The city decided to halt CFD on the city's main thoroughfares to minimize the risk of transmission, as residents showed a lack of discipline during the event.
“[Pedestrians] can visit the locations but in line with the cyclists, they must keep moving and not hang out in one spot, which could create crowds,” he said as reported by kompas.com on Friday.
“Exercise yes, hanging out [on the street] no,” he added.
In order to prevent gatherings of crowds, the city administration will deploy 1,526 personnel to the 32 locations.
The public space for exercise will be available on Sunday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. where Transportation Agency personnel will close down a section of the street at the locations.
The 32 alternative locations prepared by the city administration include: Jl. Suryopranoto, Jl. Percetakan Negara 2, Jl. Pejagalan Raya in Central Jakarta, Jl. Pemuda, Jl. RA Fadilah, Jl. Raden Inten in East Jakarta, Jl. Danau Sunter Selatan, Jl. Kelapa Hibrida, Jl. Pulau Maju Bersama in North Jakarta, Jl. Gadjah Mada, Jl. Hayam Wuruk and Jl. Putri Harum in West Jakarta, as well as Jl. Antasari, Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda and Jl. Cipete Raya in South Jakarta. (dpk)