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PR governments in Selangor and Perak shall emulate them to buy bicyles instead of Toyota Camry.

Putrajaya and Cyberjaya, new modern cities without bicycle lanes is reflecting our government and city planners’ having “un-green” mindset. The government is providing lip service to protect environment.

Indonesian officials ride bicycles to fight global warming: official

People riding their bikes in Jakarta in 2005. City officials in South Jakarta must now cycle when performing their duties, in a move to help combat pollution and global warming, an official said Wednesday.(AFP/File/Bay Ismoyo)

Posted Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:41am PST

JAKARTA (AFP) – City officials in South Jakarta must now cycle when performing their duties, in a move to help combat pollution and global warming, an official said Wednesday.

They can own a car and drive to work, but they must cycle when travelling to do their work, South Jakarta city spokesman Ahmad Sotar said.

“This is compulsory. Cycling will not only reduce pollution and global warming, but also promote good health,” he added.

“The officials can also get to know their residents better since now they can cycle through the narrow alleyways to reach their homes. They […]