The three authors offer their views as to how highways and roads should be developed if traffic congestion is to be alleviated. Included among them are that: existing starting points or concepts are addressing the situation from a stagnating point of view; roads or highways should be developed with pleasant driving, i.e., the surroundings please a driver visually instead of fast driving as the main purpose; shops, malls, etc., should be built along the highway; telephone orders and faxes could be handled along the way; the personal environment of the automobile is very pleasing to individuals and that public transit can not adequately compete with the automobile unless it can ensure this same type of environment; drivers should have an understanding of the relationship between themselves and the automobile and themselves and the urban environment prior to their ever entering a car; both non-work and non-business related travel are growing in importance; and that thought should be given to a multi-purpose transportation system. The LBJ Highway in Dallas, Texas is cited as an example of this new thinking of having facilities which provide services for people along the highway.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Toyota Motor Corporation

    International Public Affairs Dept, 1-4-18, Koraku
    Tokyo 112,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Tateuchi, T
    • Ohnishi, T
    • Megumi, S
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 19-25
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00491459
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1990 12:00AM