During the past century the growth of urban population has increased transport demands. Better developed transport modes have promoted urban growth so that urbanisation and transportation have been mutual catalysts. However the development rate of urban transport has lagged and Japanese cities face serious transport problems. The article describes separately the growth history of cities and urban transport over the last 100 years. The principal factors contributing to city growth are examined and related to corresponding developments in urban transport. With the increased volume of traffic, problems of noise, exhaust emission and vibration have become more serious. The government has been forced to introduce legislation and is conducting research into new transport systems. The author concludes that although short term measures are being taken to improve transport the only real solution is a re-structuring of cities. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Toyota Motor Sales Company, Limited

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

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 4-10
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136427
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1981 12:00AM