A 3-Year Review of Transportation Behavior Surveys in Japan

This chapter describes how Person Trip (PT) surveys have been conduced 80 times to date in various areas of Japan. The data obtained from these surveys have been accumulated as valuable time-series data for various purposes, including the increasing use of such data at the municipal level. Conspicuous changes in recent socio-economic conditions are making it difficult for the conventional PT survey format to respond to the latest requirements of urban transportation policies. A PT survey is usually followed by analysis of current conditions and a forecast of traffic for the year following the survey. An urban transportation master plan is formulated usually in the third year. The survey area tends to cover more than one city or one prefecture in large metropolitan areas, with the survey being conducted by a transportation planning council composed of related administrative organizations. Some problems have been pointed out, however, including the fact that the master plans formulated by such transportation planning councils are not fully utilized by the administrative organizations involved in implementing them. Therefore, it is necessary to revise the PT survey system in order to enable it to address the latest transportation needs. At the same time, a desirable framework for urban transportation master plans must be debated. This chapter aims to determine how to revise the PT survey system and the framework of urban transportation master plans that are based on PT surveys.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 379-388
  • Monograph Title: Structural Change in Transportation and Communications in the Knowledge Society

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  • Accession Number: 01050148
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781843766100
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 2007 5:44PM