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Jakarta Provincial Government Continues to Improve Safety and Comfort for Cyclists

The Jakarta Provincial Government continues to show its commitment to supporting the provision of safe and comfortable bicycle lanes for the community. In the 2012-2022 period, 301.084 km of bicycle lanes have been built in the DKI Jakarta Province, exceeding the target set in the 2017-2022 RPJMD of 252.1 km as well as Regional Secretary Instruction Number 88 of 2021 which calls for the construction of 298 km.

Jakarta Transportation Agency Head Syafrin Liputo revealed that this commitment will continue to be strengthened. In 2023, 13.11 km of bicycle lanes will be built in three areas, namely Blok M Area, Barito Area, and Tebet Area.

“We will continue our commitment to support the provision of bicycle lanes. In 2023, we will build 13.11 km of bicycle lanes in three areas, namely the Blok M Area, Barito Area, and Tebet Area,” Syafrin said in Jakarta, on Thursday, November 9, 2023.

The total network of bicycle lanes that have been built from 2012 to 2023 reaches 314.196 km. This includes the construction of bicycle lanes that connect mass public transportation route services such as Transjakarta bus stops, Jakarta MRT stations, Jabodebek LRT stations, KRL stations, and bus terminals.

The DKI Jakarta Provincial Government also pays attention to the maintenance of road markings and traffic signs on 28 km of bicycle lanes on several roads, including Jalan M.H. Thamrin, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Jalan Sisingamaraja, and several other sections. This action is taken to maintain the safety and comfort of cyclists.

In addition, the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government supervises and maintains bicycle lane facilities by replacing damaged stick cones. facilities by replacing damaged stick cones with solar cell road spikes. This aims to ensure the comfort and safety of cyclists.

Solar cell road spikes will be installed in various locations, including Jalan Tentara Pelajar, Jalan Kramat Raya, and several other roads.

Maintenance and optimization of bicycle lanes will continue in stages until 2026. This includes the construction of 19 roads in 2024, 43 roads in 2025, and 34 roads in 2026. All of this is an effort to maintain Jakarta as a sustainable, cycling-friendly city that can compete globally.

Head of the Transportation Agency, Syafrin Liputo, said that support from various parties is very important to maintain existing facilities and ensure that bicycle lanes can be used optimally.

“This can be realized through support from various parties to make the existing facilities well maintained. Thus, the function of the existing bicycle lanes can be utilized optimally, so that the people of Jakarta can cycle safely and comfortably,” Syafrin concluded.