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Downtown Denpasar Scheduled for a Facelift

City Planners Announce Program to Renovate Shops and Create Pedestrian Areas Along Jalan Gajah Mada in Bali's Capital City of Denpasar.

(3/3/2007) The Indonesian-language BisnisBali reports that the stores populating Jalan Gajah Mada in downtown Denpasar (Bali's capital) are scheduled for renovation as part of the Denpasar municipal government's plans to create the area into a pedestrian mall.

The Chief of City Planning and Zoning for Denpasar, Ir. IGP Anindya Putra, recently announced the plans for Jalan Gajah Mada to become a "public pedestrian area."

According to Putra, the renewal and revitalization of the area is part of the government's plans to breathe new life into Denpasar's downtown area. As part of the plan, shops located along the busy street will soon be renovated to preserve the characteristics of the shops as they looked in yesteryear, at the height of Denpasar's central role as the administrative center of the Island.

The plan also calls for pedestrian traffic to be given priority over vehicular traffic, with special facilities to make the entire area more accessible to the handicapped.