IMPACT OF SHINKANSEN ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES. THE CASE OF OKAYAMA CITY AND ITS PERIPHERIES

This is a study of the effect of the extension of the high-speed all-passenger New Tokaido line to and through Okayama, Japan's 17th largest city with a population of 480,000. The area is beyond the original New Tokaido line and was the terminus for an extension from 1972 to 1975. The general effects of the line are first discussed. In looking at the local community, three effects are studied. The "announcement effect" affects local land values. Then there is the effect of construction work on the local area. The third, and major, effect is the changes in living, and economic spheres, with new traffic flows shifting travel patterns. New time/distance patterns have affected virtually all segments of life.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Yamaoka, M
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 253-276
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097279
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM