Steve Eggleston Writes

Car-Free Sundays Give Glimpse of Jakarta’s Potential

Filed Under: Education, Green and Eco, Humanity, News, People, Politics, Science

Stay Updated with Positive News…

Don’t miss out on all the positive things going on in our World. Get a dose of positivity right in your inbox. Simply enter your email below and click “Stay Positive!”

Most days the main thoroughfare in central Jakarta is noisy, polluted and congested with cars and motorcycles. But two Sundays a month, people-powered vehicles own the road.  A program called Car-Free Sunday is growing in popularity in Indonesia’s sprawling capital because it shows what the city could be.

On a typical day, frustrated people stuck in traffic in Jakarta see the city for what it is, a chaotic mega-city. But on Car-Free Sundays the main street in center of the city becomes a people-friendly zone.

Here thousands of bike riders take over the road.  Car-Free Sundays began in 2007 as a once a month environmental program to reduce pollution in Jakarta. Over the years, it has grown in popularity and frequency. It now happens twice a month and the idea has spread to other cities in Indonesia.

read the full story on VOANews.com