Car Free Day Resumes in Central Jakarta After Eid al-Fitr Holiday Suspension

Car Free Day returns to Jakarta's Sudirman-MH Thamrin Street, offering residents a car-free environment for leisure, exercise, and community events, promoting a healthier lifestyle and environmental awareness.

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Car Free Day Resumes in Central Jakarta After Eid al-Fitr Holiday Suspension

Car Free Day Resumes in Central Jakarta After Eid al-Fitr Holiday Suspension

Car Free Day (CFD) activities will resume on Sudirman-MH Thamrin Street in Central Jakarta on Sunday, April 21, 2024. The popular weekly event, which allows residents to enjoy a car-free environment and take a break from their work routines, was previously suspended for two weeks due to the joint Eid al-Fitr 1445 Hijri holidays.

The Traffic Management Center (TMC) of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police announced the resumption of CFD through their official Instagram account. During the designated hours, motor vehicles are prohibited from passing through the area, giving pedestrians and cyclists free rein to utilize the streets for leisure activities.

Residents enthusiastically participated in the first post-holiday CFD, with various community groups organizing events such as vintage bicycle rides and Kartini Day celebrations. Despite slightly cloudy weather, the spirits of the people who came to exercise and enjoy the car-free environment remained high.

Why this matters: The resumption of Car Free Day signifies a return to normalcy and a cherished tradition for Jakarta residents after the Eid al-Fitr holiday period. The event promotes a healthier lifestyle, community engagement, and environmental awareness in the bustling capital city.

Some residents expressed their excitement about the return of the CFD. "I'm a regular participant, and I really missed the CFD during the suspension. It's great to be back out here exercising and enjoying the atmosphere," said Nur, a local resident. Devi, who recently moved to Jakarta, experienced the CFD for the first time, stating, "I've been living in Jakarta for a year now, and this is my first time joining the Car Free Day. It's wonderful to see so many people coming together and making use of the car-free streets."

The DKI Jakarta Transportation Agency monitored the event to ensure smooth operations and compliance with regulations. Car Free Day in Jakarta is a public space for the community to engage in sports, environmental, and cultural activities, as regulated in the Governor's Regulation No. 12 of 2016.

Key Takeaways

  • Car Free Day in Jakarta resumes on April 21, 2024 after a 2-week suspension.
  • The event promotes healthy lifestyles, community engagement, and environmental awareness.
  • Residents enthusiastically participated in the first post-holiday Car Free Day.
  • The event is regulated by the Governor's Regulation No. 12 of 2016.
  • The Transportation Agency monitored the event to ensure smooth operations.