Indonesian bicycle taxis face uphill battle


“Ojeks”, or bicycle taxis, were once a common sight in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta.

But as cars and buses have become cheaper, the ojek transport industry has gone into decline, and there are now just a few hundred riders left.

Al Jazeera caught up with one of the riders who is finding it difficult to make ends meet.


“Bicycle is anti-pollution but the rest of the vehicles are not. we are just right behind them!”  Said the bicycle taxi rider.

The last sentence touches me the most:  ”I want to just enjoy my life, just let it flow!”

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