a tall building in a city: Jakarta Transportation Agency head Syafrin Liputo said the initial estimation of the lane’s length would be between 10km and 12km. - AFP pic


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Jakarta Transportation Agency head Syafrin Liputo said the initial estimation of the lane’s length would be between 10km and 12km. – AFP pic

JAKARTA: A bicycle lane has been proposed along a portion of the inner city toll road with the aim of providing the public an alternative cycling route in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jakarta Transportation Agency head Syafrin Liputo said the initial estimation of the lane’s length would be between 10km and 12km, according to the Jakarta Post.

Speaking at the City Hall two days ago, he said the agency had coordinated with the Public Works and Housing Ministry to convert the shoulder of the toll road between Kebon Nanas in East Jakarta to Tanjung Priok in North Jakarta for the purpose.

The plan was to have the lane opened only on Sundays from 6am to 9am.

Previously, the city administration was pushing for more bicycle lanes to support cyclists as well as curb air pollution here.

But in recent months, the need for alternative cycling routes became more urgent to prevent city residents from crowding in a single area.

“It will be a two-way lane and we are awaiting the ministry’s permission. The bicycle lane would come with its own set of traffic barriers.”

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