Sunday, July 08, 2012

"Car Free Day" in Jakarta

People took over the roads on bikes and on foot to enjoy Jakarta's Car Free Day. The often extremely congested city has introduced car free days every Sunday, to help reduce harmful emissions.

A father holds his child while riding a bicycle during Car Free Day at the main street in Jakarta July 8, 2012. Since May, Jakarta has increased the frequency of car-free days from twice a month to every Sunday in a bid to bring down the level of carbon emissions in the heavily polluted metropolis, Governor Fauzi Bowo said last month, local media reported. On Sunday, all motorized vehicles will be barred from entering two of the capital's busiest streets - Jalan Sudirman and Jalan Thamrin - from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. on car-free days.

Angry Birds balloons are seen as people run during Car Free Day at the main street in Jakarta.

People ride bicycles during Car Free Day at the main street in Jakarta.

[Photos by Beawiharta/Reuters. Link]


Anonymous said...

Missing this place I call my second home. Thank you for the writeup about Jakarta and the good they are doing to make it less polluted...elms

Unknown said...

Great idea. The street must be so quiet and enjoyable.

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Oh I miss Jakarta! And the FOOD! :)

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