Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Bike To Work Indonesia



I found this bicyle with a logo of Bike to Work Indonesia at the basement parking of my office at The Faculty of Language and Arts Education of the Indonesia University of Education, Bandung sometime ago.

Bike to Work Indonesia or Komunitas Pekerja Bersepeda Indonesia (Indonesian Bike-to-Work Community) began with a group of mountain bikers who was concerned with the increasing number of motor vehicles and the deterioration of air quality in Jakarta.

To popularize the idea of biking to work, the group organized their first campaign to bike to work on August 6, 2004. The campaign was quite successful that the idea attracted quite a significant and growing number of followers. About a year later, on August 27, 2005, they officially declared the movement and organization. The organization's goal is to campaign for the use of bicycles as an alternative mode of transportation for the day to day activities.

Up until 2008, the organization claimed that it had more than 5,000 registered members in 23 chapters throughout Indonesia.

6 comments:

Dina said...

This is good news and commendable.

Layrayski said...

that's a great idea! exercise and environmentally sound practice plus you can save on gas.

henny said...

It's about the time to get back on bike riding. I'm dreaming when I get home later, there will be pedestrian for us walker and biker just like here in my current place.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Great Idea !! Well This Is A Goood New For Environment Lovers !!Also I Have Started My Own Website And Would Like You To Have A Look At It.I Would Love To Have Your Comments On That Also.Unseen Rajasthan

Andrias Yose said...

I like this a lot! But unfortunately, it is not a great trade-off riding bicycle to work at the expense of inhaling toxic pollution on the street.

Babooshka said...

I applaud this and wish other places could adopt more of this.

Two friends of mine are spending a few weeks in Indonesia in the summer. Not sure were but I am hoping that Bandung is on there agenda.