Investing in Safe Cycle Lanes is Crucial to Jakarta’s Mobility Future

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During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jakarta implemented pop-up protected cycle lanes as one of the strategic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many lanes brought cyclists to the streets where they had never been before; in some cases, cyclist counts rose by 1,000% compared to pre-pandemic. An online survey and field interview conducted after implementing pop-up cycle lanes suggests that many people are willing to cycle to commute even longer distances, up to 11 kilometers, if the cycling infrastructure is built correctly. In early 2021, the Provincial government committed to making the pop-up lanes permanent protected cycle lanes. This decision was met with enthusiasm from citizens and policymakers alike. 

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