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London and Tokyo: a comparison of transport, land use and the environment in the capital cities

Mackett, RL; Tomita, Y; (1998) London and Tokyo: a comparison of transport, land use and the environment in the capital cities. In: Rubenstein, C, (ed.) UK and Japan. (46 - 59). The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation: London.

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Abstract

The overall objective of the work described in this paper is to analyse the transport problems in London and Tokyo, and to draw lessons from the two cities in terms of the impact of the policies used to address the problem, and to consider the implications of implementing the policies from the other city. The nature and scale of the transport systems are examined. Car use is much greater in London, while rail is the dominant mode in Tokyo. The main reasons for these differences are the higher level of car ownership in London, and the relative costs of travel in the two cities. Despite these differences, the nature of the problems in the two cities are similar: the demand for travel exceeds supply. The key lesson to be learnt from Tokyo by London is the need to invest in public transport and reduce fares, and to consider restrictions on car ownership. Tokyo can learn from London in terms of reducing the amount of road building, introducing measures to reduce the number of road accidents, and introducing travel cards

Type:Book chapter
Title:London and Tokyo: a comparison of transport, land use and the environment in the capital cities
ISBN:0-95281-995-3
Keywords:accidents, car ownership, comparison, costs, demand, environment, Government, IMPACT, Japan, measures, Ownership, Public Transport, road, road building, roads, SCALE, society, Tokyo, transport, transport policy, UK, work
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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