KCI to set up bike shelter following criticism from Bike to Work community

TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Indonesian railway company, PT KAI Commuter Indonesia (KCI), plans to set up a bicycle shelter to facilitate the movement of Commuter Line customers who bring bicycles, in order to avoid losses in the station area.

KCI Vice President Teguh during a discussion on “Making a Bicycle-Friendly Station” in Jakarta on Friday, September 16, apologized for the inconvenience caused by incidents of missing bicycles parked at stations KRL.

“Our apologies for the inconvenience caused by the service for cyclists in the KCI station area,” he said, as reported Antara.

Teguh said his team is relocating the bike park area to 10 stations to be closer to monitoring by station security guards. Additionally, KRL has re-opened the bicycle parking lot that was previously closed due to the rampant bicycle loss incidents.

KRL stations in the near future will prepare keys for bicycle parking at stations. The system is that the key will be exchanged for a card like a train pass for key exchange.

In the meantime, eventually, KCI has designed a bike shed to park customer bikes and lockers for the convenience and safety of KRL customers.

President of the Bike 2 Work Indonesia cycling community, Fahmi Saimima, said there have been 27 reports of lost bicycles at train stations in the Jakarta metropolitan area since 2021.

Fahmi added that station management cannot be held responsible for missing bikes.

Finally, station management will be closing the bike parks as they aim to audit reports of recent cases of lost bikes.

Sunu Dyantoro

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Maria D. Ervin