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No Electric Bicycles in Pedestrian Area of Bali’s Sanur Beach Starting April 1

March 27, 2023, 03.37 PM - The Denpasar City Administration in Bali banned the use of electric bicycles in the pedestrian area of Sanur Beach starting from April 1.

State News Antara reported the regulation was established to maintain the safety and comfort of a tourist area in Sanur. The regulation is stipulated in the Denpasar Mayor's Regulation (Perwali) No. 51/2022 on guidelines for managing tourism attractions in the coastal area of Sanur Beach.

"Starting April 1, electric bicycles will no longer be allowed to operate in the pedestrian area of Sanur Beach. The pedestrian area will be designated for pedestrians and non-motorized bicycles," said Dezire Mulyani, the head of the Denpasar Tourism Office, during the familiarization program as quoted by State News Antara on Monday, March 27.

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Electric bicycle users will be redirected to Danau Tamblingan Street and its vicinity, which are still part of the Sanur tourist area. Currently, the tourism office and customary village are conducting socialization and providing recommendations for businesses renting electric bicycles or motorcycles along the Sanur Beach pedestrian area.

The importance of the electric bicycle regulation was emphasized by Bendesa Adat Intaran (local customary leader) AA Alit Kencana, who emphasized the importance of regulations regarding the use of electric bicycles in the Sanur Beach area. Especially for the safety, comfort, and environmental friendliness of tourists in the area.

According to him, who also participated in the familiarization program, many tourists are disturbed by the presence of electric bicycles, especially those who stay in the Sanur area.

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In addition, many electric bicycle users speed and endanger pedestrians. "We are a tourist area, guests who come here want to relax and enjoy the Sanur area, but they are being honked at by electric bicycle users. There are also complaints about their speed," said Alit Kencana.

Furthermore, some users have fallen while using electric bicycles. "We don't want this to change the impression of Sanur. Let's handle this wisely together," he added.

This article has been translated from Indonesian, partly with the help of an artificial intelligence tool.

(Editor: Nabilla Tashandra)



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