Jakarta's First Bicycle Lane Has Problems

In Jakarta, efforts to becoming a more livable city inspired the construction of a designated bicycle lane. The 1.5 km bike lane stretches from Ayodia Park To Blok M, but due to lack in law enforcement, bikes aren't the only ones using these lanes.

According to Deden Rukmana, "the inauguration of Jakarta's first dedicated bike lane should also be considered a breakthrough in solutions for acute traffic congestions in Jakarta. ...If the Jakarta city administration could encourage more motorists to shift to using bicycle to work, the city's chronic traffic woes could be eventually reduced."

One of the big problems faced by Jakarta residents is that these dedicated bicycle lanes are not only used by cyclists.

"A few days after the inauguration of the bike lane stretching from Ayodia Park to Blok M, the lane was overwhelmed by private cars, public minivans and three-wheeled vehicles bajaj. Without strict law enforcement, the dedicated bike lane will not be an effective way to reduce Jakarta's traffic woes and will only be a failed initiative," said Rukmana.

Full Story: Indonesia's Biggest City Gets Its First Bicycle Lane

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