ECONOMIC QUESTIONS (JAPAN)

A METHOD IS PRESENTED BY WHICH IT IS INTENDED TO ESTIMATE THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF ROAD INVESTMENT IN VIEW OF NATIONAL ECONOMY. THIS METHOD WILL BE DESIGNED TO CONCENTRATE ON THE EXTERNAL EFFECTS IN PARTICULAR AND TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE OPPORTUNITY COSTS OF THE PROJECTS NOT SELECTED. AN APPROACH TO EXPRESSWAY PLANNING SHOWS THE PROCEDURE OF THE LAYING-OUT OF THE PROJECTED EXPRESSWAY NETWORK WHICH IS 7,600 KM IN TOTAL LENGTH. THE MICROSCOPIC ESTIMATION OF THE SCALE OF ROAD INVESTMENT ILLUSTRATES THE METHOD OF ESTIMATION BY MEANS OF UNIT ROAD ASSET (AN INDEX WHICH SHOWS THE LEVEL OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION AS INDICATED BY TRAFFIC DEMAND INDEX CONTRASTED WITH THE AMOUNT OF ROAD CAPITAL STOCK). THE ADVANTAGES AND PROBLEMS ARISING FROM THIS METHOD ARE EXPLAINED. A REPORT ON AUTOMOBILE EXPENSES SHOWS THE RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION INTO THE DIFFERENCE AND THE AMOUNT OF FUEL CONSUMPTION WHICH ARISES FROM WHETHER DRIVING ON A PAVED ROAD OR A GRAVEL ROAD, ON AN ORDINARY ROAD OR AN EXPRESSWAY, AND WHICH RESULTS FROM WHETHER DRIVING IS ON A STREET OR AN URBAN EXPRESSWAY. RESULTS ARE DISCUSSED OF THE ANALYSIS OF HEAT BALANCE CONCERNING THE LOSS OF FUEL ARISING FROM BRAKING OR STOPPING ON STREETS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vii-11, 27 PP, 11 FIG, 7 TAB
  • Authors:
    • TOYODA, E
  • Publication Date: 1967

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  • Accession Number: 00201548
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1994 12:00AM