The Nagoya Metropolitan Area has an extent of 40 kilometer radius with Nagoya city as its center, and is the third largest metropolitan area in Japan. Its population is about 6-million 110-thousand as of 1970. Nagoya city surpasses other large cities in Japan in the road improvement situation owing to the land readjustment work such as rehabilitation from the ruins of World War II, and its completed road system with enough width has received wide publicity as a successful case of city planning in this country. It has, however, become apparent that many problems have cropped up as in other metropolitan areas of Japan, such as chronic traffic congestion, lack of parking spaces in CBD, waste gas and traffic accidents caused by the rapid increase of population and more excessive increase in the number of motor vehicles. To cope with these problems, it is not sufficient only to improve road networks. It is also necessary to carry out a comprehensive urban transportation planning as a total system, with the optimum assignment of modal functions to motor vehicle, railway transport, two-wheeler, etc. Now, one of the merits of person-trip survey is the grasping of a passenger's preference of transportation by modes, because the survey may get directly the information regarding the movement of people generating a traffic, different from an origin-destination survey of motor vehicle or a survey for railroad users, in trying to get the movement of vehicles. From such a point of view, we carried out a person-trip survey in the Nagoya Metropolitan Area, and have made an analysis for the present pattern, estimation of future traffic demand, and planning of transportation facilites, using the findings of the survey. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Japan Road Association

    3-3-3, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Hayshi, K
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00139209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1981 12:00AM