ON COORDINATING TRANSPORT POLICY. THE NEED FOR STREAMLINING GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION

Although the use and number of automobiles in Japan has increased dramatically during the last 30 years, the government machinery for administrating automobile transport has remained unchanged. Several ministries and agencies implement policies without overall coordination. The article describes the growth of road transport, and causes of congestion in major cities. The administrative responsibilities of various government, local agencies and police departments are explained; details are given of projects to reduce congestion in city centres, reduce the annoyance of truck traffic and exhaust pollution. Methods of improving pedestrian safety are discussed. The author suggests that a new approach to policy planning is required where a single agency is devoted exclusively to administrating urban transport. Bus transport should be expanded, and private transport limited to the bare minimum that conditions permit. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Toyota Motor Sales Company, Limited

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

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 11-17
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137514
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM