RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN URBAN TRANSPORTATION. A LOOK AT NEW TRANSPORT COUNTERMEASURES IN JAPAN

The article describes measures being taken in Japan to conserve energy and curtail pollution. These countermeasures are aimed at reducing transport energy use, automobile exhaust pollution, and traffic volumes. Public transport is being reviewed, and new transport technologies are being examined. The author explains the background that led to the setting up of emission standards and describes the political significance. Tokyo police have introduced measures to control truck and motorcycle noise. New forms of bus transit schemes are being evaluated; these include zone and demand bus schemes, residential demand buses, and rapid transit streetcars. Mention is made of research into computer controlled vehicle systems and a dual-mode bus scheme. Walking is being encouraged by the construction of 'pedestrianised streets'. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Toyota Motor Sales Company, Limited

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

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 20-28
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137515
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1981 12:00AM