Several Japanese cities having metropolitan area populations of approximately one million are constructing or planning to construct subway systems connecting residential suburbs and central business districts. The aim is to alleviate highly concentrated rush-hour demands for commuter transport. Sapporo, Fukuoka, Sendai and Hiroshima are discussed briefly and then Sendai City is examined in detail in the light of future trends in land use, population and urbanization. In such studies, it is concluded, future use of subways must be estimated on the basis of changes in urban characteristics, suburban development and all new factors created by operation of the line. Future, rather than present, demographic trends and land use patterns must be understood.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Toyota Motor Sales Company, Limited

    3-18, 2-chome, Kudan-Minami, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo 102,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Nishikawa, Y
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Pagination: p. 20-28
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 11 1981 12:00AM