Jakartans turns to bicycles to commute in ‘new normal’ as Indonesia reports 857 new virus cases


Cyclists line up to enter the Senayan sports complex in Jakarta. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Jakartans are flocking to bicycles to commute and for exercise. On SUnday (June 14) cases in Indonesia rose by 857 within one day to 38,277, with the death toll adding by 43 to 2,134. - Jakarta Post/ANN

JAKARTA (Jakarta Post): As offices, shops and public facilities in the capital reopen amid the loosening of social restrictions that had been enacted to contain the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Jakartans are flocking to bicycles to commute and for exercise.

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) – a global NGO that promotes sustainable transportation and urban development – recorded a tenfold increase in the number of cyclists along Jl. Sudirman in Central Jakarta over the week.

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