Barriers erected to repel motorcyclists from using sidewalks ahead of the G20 Summit in Bali

Elevate your hand in case you, as a pedestrian, needed to battle a bike rider over the sidewalks in Bali. 

As a part of the preparation to host the G20 Summit this November, authorities on the Island of Gods determined to place up at the least 530 bollards on the sidewalks of a number of important roads, together with round Pesanggaran, Nusa Dua, in addition to these main towards Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park.

Two bollards (typically three, for greater sidewalks) had been put in on places the place autos – primarily two-wheelers – typically take over.

“Bollards or pedestrian boundaries have been put in on some spots. The purpose is for motorbike riders to not soar on the sidewalks,” mentioned I Nyoman Yasmara, the top of the Job Power on Bali Province’s Essential Highway Operations for Area III, yesterday.

Yasmara conceded that unruly motorbike riders utilizing sidewalks to keep away from visitors jams stay rampant in Bali.

The battle over sidewalks between pedestrians, motorcyclists, and avenue distributors, is an previous track in Bali (and Indonesia basically, for that matter). Sarcastically, analysis carried out by Stanford College not too long ago discovered that Indonesians are the laziest pedestrians on this planet.

However, actually, one simply wants a superb pair of eyes to see the situation of sidewalks on this nation earlier than solely placing the blame on individuals’s laziness.

Will these bollards be expanded additional on the island after the conclusion of the G20 Summit? We’ll see.

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