WIT Press

Effects Of Introduction Of A Water-bus System And Transport Policies On Road Traffic And The Environment In Urban Areas

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT980121

Volume

36

Pages

12

Published

1998

Size

1,102 kb

Author(s)

A. Kondo & Y. Hirose

Abstract

In Japan's medium/small-size cities where public transportation services are not sufficient, dependence on privately owned cars is relatively large, contributing to the chronic traffic congestion on the roads. As the global environmental problems have become increasingly serious in recent years, calls are rapidly growing for a reduction in the amount of harmful exhaust gases from automobiles. Against this background, this study aims to examine the use of a water transportation system as a way of alleviating traffic congestion in urban areas

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