Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan gets used to cycling, including in attending event invitation at DPR/MPR building. According to him, cycling habit should be developed to be a new lifestyle.
" We want citizens to see bicycle not only as sport equipment, but as transport mode"
On Wednesday (9/25), Anies departed from Jakarta City Hall to DPR/MPR Building that located about nine kilometers away using his bicycle together with other Jakarta Government apparatuses.
He assessed that bicycle is not only for sport but also transport. Thus he wants Jakartans to get used to cycling for their daily activities thus Jakarta could be a Bike-Friendly City Pioneer. His side and city apparatuses are also often cycling to do several activities.
"We want citizens to see bicycle not only as sport equipment, but as transport mode. We were passing Bundarah HI, then lead to Tanah Abang, Pejompongan, and arrive in here (back door of DPR/MPR Building) for around half an hour. I arrive safely, Alhamdulilah. There is an invitation for Moving the Capital Special Committee. Formerly, there was an invitation from AM Fatwa book launching," he said as quoted from Jakarta PPID Press Conference.
Anies wears his formal batik shirt and helm while cycling. He mentioned that it doesn't need expensive cycling attributes because it is enough to have helm and ordinary clothes, even batik can be used for cycling.
"So, it doesn't need special clothes or bicycle glasses that are expensive. Simple clothes is enough. I use batik today and our travel goes smooth," he stated.
He asserted, total 500 kilometers bicycle lane will be completed in November. Thus his side hopes Jakartans can use this opportunities to go cycling.