Car Free Day

Parade in Jakarta

An initiative to reduce pollution in Indonesia's capital and combat fossil fuel emissions has become a real community event. Five kilometres along Jakarta's main thoroughfares are closed to all private vehicles for five hours every Sunday. People come out in their thousands to promenade, cycle, roller skate and enjoy the fume-free stretch of city.

The day has been running for a decade now (weekly for six years) and looks like it's here to stay, with other areas and neighbouring cities following suit, and more plans to open car-free routes in the city and beyond in the future. Check the website for current schedules and routes.