PREMIUMOdd-even parking restrictions deter drivers on Central Jakarta’s busy roads

first_imgLog in with your social account Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Car drivers have found it difficult to find parking spaces after the Jakarta administration implemented an odd-even parking system on Jl. Gajah Mada and Jl. Hayam Wuruk in Central Jakarta. The expansion of the odd-even policy to the two roads is part of an effort ease traffic congestion. “It has been difficult to find parking spaces on the side of the road after the administration implemented the odd-even parking system, especially since the parking lots in front of the buildings on the road are not very spacious,” Yanto, a 35-year-old company driver said after parking his car on Jl. Gajah Mada last week.The administration has enforced the odd-even parking policy on the two streets since Jan. 31 following the introduction of the odd-even driving policy on 25 roads across the city in September of last year. The new on-site parking regulation allows only cars with … Topics : Facebook Google Linkedin odd-even-license-traffic-policy Central-Jakarta traffic traffic-congestion public-transportationlast_img read more

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PBC Could Turn Former Detention Center into Homeless Shelter

first_imgPalm Beach County commissioners will vote this week on whether to turn the former County Detention Center near the South Florida Fairgrounds into a homeless shelter.The discussion has gained traction largely since a recent report that a tent city including about 70 tents has appeared at John Prince Park in Lake Worth.To that end, the proposal by County Mayor Dave Kerner calls for $892,000 in renovations to transform the former detention center, which has stood vacant for a decade, into a dorm-style shelter for 100 to 125 people, along with $7.7 million in operating costs through the end of next year.“The need for temporary shelter is evident by the number of persons erecting tents in public parks, sleeping on park benches and under pavilions, residing in train stations and living in abandoned buildings in the metropolitan areas of Palm Beach County,″ the seven-page memo says.The plan “should not be viewed as a stand-alone solution,” the document continues. “The strategy is intended to be flexible and can be contracted and expanded as needed or directed.″Federal court rulings state that the county cannot deny the homeless life-sustaining activities such as sleeping and bathing if they do not offer those individuals an alternative.County staff add that the plan would also help address overall homeless problems within the county, including waiting lists at the Lewis Center in West Palm Beach, which is currently the county’s only homeless resource center.If commissioners approve during Tuesday’s vote, the fully staffed shelter could open within six to eight weeks, offering beds, showers, hotel meals, medical care and other resources for chronically homeless people, according to a county memo released late Friday.PBSO Plans to Remove Homeless Tent City from John Prince Parklast_img read more

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