URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND EXPRESSWAYS IN TOKYO

THE CAPITAL REGION DEVELOPMENT LAW WAS ENACTED IN 1956 TO MEET THE INCREASING PROBLEMS OF EXCESSIVE URBAN GROWTH IN TOKYO AND THE RESULTANT INADEQUACY OF PUBLIC SERVICE BY A REGIONAL PLANNING APPROACH. THIS PLAN WAS NOT POWERFUL ENOUGH TO ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDUSTRIAL SATELLITE CITIES AND THE GREENBELT PROPOSAL WAS FRUSTRATED BECAUSE THE DIFFERENCE IN ACTUAL LAND OWNERSHIP AND LAND USE COMPARED TO LONDON WAS NOT RECOGNIZED, STUDIES ARE BEING CONDUCTED TO REVISE THE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN. URBAN EXPRESSWAYS ARE NEEDED TO ATTAIN EFFICIENT TRAFFIC FLOW AND INCREASE RUNNING SPEED. REORGANIZATION OF THE URBAN STRUCTURE BY LOCATING SUBCENTERS, AUXILIARY SUBCENTERS AND SYNTHETIC CENTERS IS PLANNED BY UTILIZING AN OUTER RING EXPRESSWAY.

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  • Authors:
    • Yamada, Masao
  • Publication Date: 1967

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 30-36
  • Monograph Title: Highway research and urban transportation planning in other countries
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  • Accession Number: 00242874
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1994 12:00AM