WIT Press


Sustainable Transport Policies In Japanese Cities: Barriers To Implementation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040081

Volume

75

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

330 kb

Author(s)

K. Kuriyama, C. Donghai, H. Kato, J. Sugimoto, J. Black & Y. Hayashi

Abstract

A recent benchmarking survey of current land-use, transport and environmental policies in cities outside of the two major conurbations of Tokyo and Osaka together with parallel research into implementation barriers based on interviews with government officials in Nagoya allows us to identify the contemporary situation in Japanese cities. Barriers to the implementation of environmentally sustainable transport policies are: funding sources; the existing legislative framework; administrative arrangements; and stakeholder positioning. These problems are highlighted with particular reference to light rail transit (LRT). Keywords: urban transport, su

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