IMPERIUMDAILY.COM-JAKARTA – The year 2019 will be a breath of fresh air for bicycle lovers, in which some of their rights will be accommodated by the Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta, which will add an additional 63 km (two-way) bicycle lane network.
This effort was carried out by Governor Anies Rasyid Baswedan’s government to make Jakarta a bicycle-friendly city.
The planned 63 km long bike path network is divided into three phases covering East Jakarta, Central Jakarta, South Jakarta and West Jakarta.
The integrated principle of bicycle lanes in DKI is connected to the nodes of activities such as bus stops or mass transit stations, markets and schools.
The bike path trial is divided into three phases with the first phase along 25 km from Rawamangun, East Jakarta to Medan Merdeka Selatan, Central Jakarta, tested on Friday (9/20).
The second phase is located in the Fatmawati area, South Jakarta to Jenderal Sudirman, Central Jakarta along 23 km, tested Saturday (12/10).
And the third phase is located along Jalan Tomang Raya, West Jakarta to Kebon Sirih, Central Jakarta along 15 km.
The bike path trials lasted for a period of time from October 20 to November 19, 2019.
Senior Communication and Partnership Manager of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), Fani Racmita said that the current bicycle lane in DKI Jakarta is 32.3 kilometers divided into three bicycle lanes on the sidewalk, on the body of the road and an exclusive bicycle lane.
The bicycle lane on the Road Agency is on Jalan Iskandarsyah, Melawai – Gunawarman and Diponegoro – Imam Bonjol.
The bicycle paths on the sidewalk are at the Istiqlal Mosque, the youth gate, Daan Mogot, South Sunter Lake. Ahmad Yani, East Jatinegara and Sudirman. “The exclusive bicycle lane on the East Flood Canal is 12.3 kilometers long,” Fani said.
In 2020, the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government plans to increase the length of bicycle lanes and submit a budget of Rp. 73.7 billion. However, the amount of the budget was criticized by DKI Jakarta DPRD Commission B and Commission C resulting in a delay in the construction of the bicycle lane in 2020.