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Jakarta Revamps its Markets

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/06/10/jakarta-revamps-overcrowded-markets.html Cars and motorcycles jammed Jl. Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta on Saturday afternoon, as usual. The area is notorious for its appalling traffic, but the flow was smoother than two weeks ago when the market and bus terminal were restructured. Congestion is inevitable, but the absence of street vendors and illegal parking means the vehicles… Read More ›

Walking Still a Chore in Jakarta

By: Lenny Tristia Tambun, The Jakarta Post Photo by: The Jakarta Globe In Jakarta, walking requires vigilance. Pedestrians must continually sidestep gaping holes, street vendors and parked and passing motorcycles. The Jakarta Coalition of Pedestrians attempted to quantify the hazards of the activity, with the group’s chairman Ahmad Safrudin saying that only 20 percent of the… Read More ›

January 22 proposed as Pedestrians’ Day in Jakarta

A group of pedestrian advocates in the city have proposed that Jan. 22 be known as Pedestrians’ Day in remembrance of the nine pedestrians who were killed in a recent fatal accident in Central Jakarta. Glenn Marsalim and Marco Kusumawijaya, who have used the Twitter account @JalanKaki to promote walking habits among Jakartans, have been… Read More ›

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