Bicycle society in Jakarta

This news report is a tantalizing look at cycling in Indonesia’s capitol and largest city. There’s a huge grassroots movement (the Bike to Work organization has 50,000 members) and a weekly ciclovia called Carfree Day, but people on bikes still need to contend with terrible traffic and a lack of bike infrastructure. Worth a watch.

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3 Responses to “Bicycle society in Jakarta”

  1. Totobobo August 30, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    Noticed Totobobo mask is used to cut down traffic pollution. Cyclists are truly the unsound heroes – bracing the pollution and danger caused by cars to promote a more sustainable way forward.

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