"PARK-AND-BUS-RIDE" SYSTEM IN KANAZAWA CITY

The rapid progress of motorized society has contributed to a continuous upswing in traffic demand and a resultant increase in the number of fatalities by traffic accidents. Chronic traffic jams and traffic pollution in Kanazawa, the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan, are the city's grave problems in urgent need of improvement or solution. Kanazawa has an urban structure liable to traffic congestion, characterized by an old road structure--the remains of a castle town, narrow arterial roads running through its central part, and non-standard major intersections low in traffic processing capability. Under these circumstances, the Prefectural Police Headquarters (HQ) execute traffic and signal control, provide traffic information centered around a traffic control center, and enforce systematic and comprehensive traffic regulation in an attempt to secure safe, smooth road traffic in Kanazawa, within which expanding the traffic capacity by measures such as constructing new roads, etc., is difficult. On the other hand, HQ has taken measures early on for total traffic volume suppression and transportation demand management (TDM) in cooperation with Kanazawa City, and have produced a number of results including the introduction of reversible lanes. Another TDM measure, a full-scale "Park-and-Bus-Ride" system for the tourist season in May, is drawing nationwide attention, in addition to the "Park-and-Ride" system for rush hours. Both systems were implemented in 1992 and 1993, respectively, and confirmed the effectiveness of each system.

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    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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  • Authors:
    • Kamigishi, H
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 1315

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  • Accession Number: 00723393
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 16 1996 12:00AM