A NEW EVALUATION OF CITY TRANSPORTATION FOR INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) measures are considered extremely effective for reducing traffic congestion and accidents, and for improving the environment of large metropolitan areas. For smaller cities dependent on automobile-based transportation systems, however, it seems inevitable that they must consider various ITS measures. For metropolitan areas other than the largest metropolises, the authors attempted to resolve the issues through five viewpoints--amenity, dispersion, continuity, connection, and separation. Based on surveys conducted in each city, the authors pinpointed problems and listed measures to solve them. Furthermore, by classifying cities into four types according to their characteristics, different proposals for improvements for each type were suggested: 1) Type A - cities whose overall transportation services are relatively sufficient; 2) Type B - cities whose public transportation systems are better than their automobile transportation systems; 3) Type C - cities whose automobile transportation systems are better than their public transportation systems; 4) Type D - cities whose improvement of traffic services lags behind demand. The authors believe it is necessary from this point forward to consider how to build an infrastructure based on ITS measures.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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  • Authors:
    • Awai, T
    • Hirayama, M
    • Kojima, F
    • Tao, Mu-Xuan
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 2406

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726035
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1996 12:00AM