Bike Sharing Summit, Jakarta invites private sector to collaborate in the city’s bike sharing business

Existing bike sharing service in Sudirman-Thamrin area

JAKARTA (23/11) - The Jakarta Capital City Government invites the private sector to collaborate in the bike sharing service expansion plan across the city. This invitation was conveyed in the Bike Sharing Summit which was held by Jakarta Investment Centre (JIC) together with Jakarta Transportation Agency and Institution for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) in Royal Kuningan Hotel, Jakarta, on Thursday, November 22nd 2022. 

The summit was held as part of the socialization of Governor Regulation Number 36 of 2022 concerning the Implementation of  Mass Public Transportation Integrated Bicycle Rental. Bringing a theme of potential investment collaboration between the government and business sector in integrated bike sharing, the summit brought together around 100 practitioners in the bike sharing ecosystem. This includes the government, bike operators, bike manufacturers, public transportation companies, internet service providers, advertising service providers, business chambers, and banking institutions.

Presented as speakers in this summit were the Jakarta Road Transportation Division Head, Yayat Sudrajat; Urban Planning Associate of ITDP Indonesia, Mega Primatama; Customer Engagement Division Head of PT MRT Jakarta, M. Iqbal Bimo Arifianto; Head of Jakarta Investment Centre (JIC) Tona Hutauruk; Senior Policy Manager of New Mobility, Collin Hughes; and Senior Transportation Engineer of ITDP China, Deng Han. 

The Head of Jakarta Road Transportation Division, Yayat Sudrajat, explained that the new regulation gives legal certainty for bike rental operators through a set of regulations concerning legal entity, licensing, mechanism, service level agreement, and tariff. In order to give a safe and convenient service for users, the Government also sets the bike sharing  minimum service standards, traffic rules, supervision and control. 

As per 2022, around 300 kilometers of bike lanes which are integrated with public transportation have been built. Bikes are expected to be the first mile/last mile transport mode. Therefore, the Jakarta Capital City Government hopes that potential operators would invest and provide bike rental across the city. 

In order to realize it, the Head of Jakarta Investment Centre (JIC) Tona Hutauruk invites potential collaborators including operators and investors to come and invest in the city’s bike sharing ecosystem. JIC is ready to serve potential investors through various services including providing easier permits and licensing applications. 

JIC can also provide the required market data for potential bike sharing stations. Furthermore,  facilitation between the operators with government agencies and other business owners for their bike-sharing station expansion are also another service that can be given by the team. 

To ensure the optimization of Jakarta’s bike sharing ecosystem onwards, Urban Planning Associate of ITDP Indonesia, Mega Primatama, gave insights on the evaluation of the existing bike sharing practices that have been operated within the public trial period in Jakarta. Starting on July 3rd 2020, the trial has been operated gradually in 64 stations with 417 dockless bikes. Overall, it showed a positive enthusiasm from the public. 

However, there are several points to be improved in the bike sharing expansion onwards. This includes an integrated application for the multi operators, UI/UX uniformity between operators, ease of payment for users through various e-payment, an integrated back-end data management, extension of bike rental operation hours, and  incentives for potential operators. 

Jakarta is committed to keep improving and expanding the bike sharing mode as a part of the integrated public transport service for the public. The issuance of Governor Regulation 36/2022 is expected to accelerate the bike sharing expansion in Jakarta onwards to give the public better access with a first mile/last mile public transport mode within their walking distance. Moreover, this will also endorse a more eco-friendly mobility within the city in achieving Jakarta’s vision to be net-zero by 2050. 

For information, the Head of Jakarta Economic and Finance Bureau, Mochamad Abas; Head of Jakarta Department of Investment and Integrated One-Stop Service, Benni Aguscandra; Deputy Head of Jakarta Department of Investment and Integrated One-Stop Service; Deputy Head of Jakarta Department of Transportation,  Chaidir; and Director of ITDP Southeast Asia, Faela Sufa were also present to give opening remarks in this opportunity. 


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