The need for providing safe infrastructure for walking and cycling cannot be over-stated. Walking and cycling are efficient modes of transport both for health and climate benefits. In urban areas where there is dense population and traffic congestion, the availability of proper walking and cycling facilities provides access to public transport and provide citizens with the option for active and low-cost mobility choices for short and medium range distances.
The Ministry of Public Works and Housing in Indonesia has partnered with the Institute for Transport and Development Policy (ITDP) Indonesia and the UNEP Share the Road Programme to develop a National Vision for Non-Motorized Transport document as a practical guide for city governments in planning and prioritizing the needs of pedestrians and cyclists. The NMT Strategy aims to ‘Create a safe, comfortable, inclusive, and comprehensive walking and cycling space which supports public transport usage.’