MRT Jakarta strives to offer better access to non-foldable bikes

MRT Jakarta strives to offer better access to non-foldable bikes

A passenger with a non-foldable bike abroad the train of MRT Jakarta in Jakarta on Sunday (March 28). ANTARA FOTO/Galih Pradipta/foc.

After providing access for non-foldable bikes at the station and aboard the train (Ratangga) launched on March 24, the public's enthusiasm about using the facility was really huge.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - PT MRT Jakarta has consistently striven to improve access to non-foldable bikes to mirror the company's support to the biker community for enhanced mobility.

“After providing access for non-foldable bikes at the station and aboard the train (Ratangga) launched on March 24, the public's enthusiasm about using the facility was really huge,” acting corporate secretary division head at the PT MRT Jakarta Ahmad Pratomo stated here on Tuesday.

In pursuit of improvement, MRT Jakarta also received some suggestions from several communities, such as the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), Bike 2 Work Indonesia, and the public, in general, Pratomo noted.

Since access to non-foldable bikes was launched, MRT Jakarta had made some additions, for instance, installed coil plastic carpets on ramps to prevent the surfaces from getting slippery, he remarked.

MRT Jakarta has also added up to 20 bike racks at three stations; Lebak Bulus Grab, Blok M BCA, and Bundaran HI.

Pratomo pointed out that volunteers also got involved in assisting and directing passengers with non-foldable bikes.

Pratomo informed that non-foldable bike access is provided by MRT Jakarta at three stations: Lebak Bulus Grab, Blok M BCA, and Bundaran HI.

Several supporting facilities are also offered, such as a temporary parking facility at some points near ticket vending machines, toilets, and musala (praying room).

“MRT Jakarta also provides a bike lane on the station’s stairs and sign stickers at the stations and in trains,” Pratomo remarked.

To ensure the comfort of all MRT Jakarta’s passengers, bikers with the non-foldable models may only board the MRT Jakarta beyond rush hours -- 7a.m-9 a.m. local time and 5 p.m-7 p.m. local time -- and embark on the sixth train in each formation in addition to following the maximum quota of four bikes during each departure.


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