Jakarta eyes extending motorcycle ban

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JAKARTA – Officials are considering extending a ban on motorcycles from entering the city’s main thoroughfares – Jl. Sudirman, Jl. Gatot Subroto and Jl. Rasuna Said – in an attempt to reduce traffic congestion in the capital.

According to the Jakarta Post, a meeting between city officials on June 7 concluded there was need to extend a ban on motorcycles to three main streets which run through the business district in Central Jakarta, Senayan in South Jakarta and Cawang in East Jakarta.

Under a policy that has been in place since December 2014, motorcycles are currently not allowed to use two other main streets in the capital, Jl. MH Thamrin and Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat in Central Jakarta.

It remains unclear when the authorities will start to impose the ban, pending another meeting to discuss implementation of the ban.

“We have yet to establish the legal umbrella and regulation on it. We are going to hold another meeting to discuss further about it,” Budiyanto said on Monday, declining provide details on the plan.

An odd-even license plate traffic policy is also implemented on the main thoroughfares since last year. READ MORE ….

(Photo Credit: Darren Whiteside, Reuters)

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