A COMPARISON OF TRANSPORT IN TOKYO AND NEW YORK - COLLOQUIA ON THE CITY

The article is a summary of the main conclusions of A conference held in New York in May 1975. In many respects the problems are similar but a larger proportion of people use public transport in Japan. Railway and subway transport is used in Tokyo, the motor vehicle is more popular in New York. Less urban land is used for streets in Tokyo. The emphasis of countermeasures introduced in both cities recently has shifted from providing better facilities to controlling and limiting access. Measures being implemented or considered include restrictions on parking, the introduction of bus lanes, the giving of preferential treatment to pedestrians and the introduction of tolls to congested areas. Environmental effects of road traffic are of great concern in both cities, car and truck effluents are greater in New York than in Tokyo. The fundamental difference between the two cities is that in Tokyo the government discourages further employment in the central area, in New York the government is concerned about the loss of employment in the centre and does not promote company relocation. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Toyota Motor Sales Company, Limited

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

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 18-19
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136425
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM