MAN MOVEMENT AND TOMORROW'S CITIES: THE EFFECTS OF MOTORIZATION ON URBAN GROWTH

The question of what the future holds for the automobile and for the city is considered, and the effect of motorization in limiting urban growth is examined. The situation in Japan is considered where bold plans for road construction were implemented in the 1960's. Rapid motorization soon met with opposition from elements which favor modes of transportation other than the automobile, and those who downgrade the importance of transportation altogether. It is recognized that the urge to move is deeply rooted, and it creates inevitable and never ending conflicts. The impact of these conflicts are described. The solution to automobile problems which has emerged, is that if a section of a city cannot handle automobiles, then the automobiles will go elsewhere. Restricting automobile use will stop urban population growth, but the reason for this will not be because the restriction will spur demand for mass transportation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Toyota Motor Sales Company, Limited

    3-18, 2-chome, Kudan-Minami, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo 102,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • KAKUMOTO, R
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 440
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131357
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1981 12:00AM