Those of you who joined the cycling boom amid the pandemic can now consider Denpasar as your next riding destination, as the city has just established a 25 kilometer bike lane.
“The opening of the bike lane, which is also integrated with Trans Metro Dewata, is expected to inspire the public that’s been cycling a lot lately. Especially now that Car Free Day remains suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” I Ketut Sriawan, who heads Denpasar’s Transportation Agency, said yesterday.
Sriawan said the 25 kilometer lane is merely the first phase, with the second phase planned for 2021.
Cyclists can start their Denpasar biking journey from the city’s cultural center, also known as Dharma Negara Alaya. This eastern route can take them all the way to Sanur Beach.
For those planning on trying the new bike lane in Denpasar, officials are also encouraging them to hop on the province’s new bus systems, as one of its stations on Jl. Gajah Mada is located along the established route. In September, Bali launched the Trans Metro Dewata bus system, offering a new alternative in public transportation. Citizens can give it a whirl for free until December, as the regional government hopes to attract more people to use the buses.
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