Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns

by Hiroshi Matsumura, Osaka City Foundation Urban Technol., 3-5-22, Kitahama, Chuo-Ku, Osaka 541-0041, Japan,
Hitoshi Kawata, Osaka City Foundation Urban Technol., 3-5-22, Kitahama, Chuo-Ku, Osaka 541-0041, Japan,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Implementing Efficient Urban Transit Systems and Enhancing Transit Usage

Abstract: Osaka City is located in the central part of Japan. With the city's highest population of 3.16 million in 1965, it began to take a downward turn because of the outflow of population to the residential suburbs. As such, major travel demand for business and commercial activities is generated by the Central Business District (CBD) within the JR Loop line. In fact, project developments are underway to avoid excessive concentration in the CBD and to facilitate more balanced development all over the city by reinforcing east-west urban axis, utilizing new reclaimed lands in the Bay area.

Subject Headings: Land use | Travel patterns | Social factors | Rail transportation | Travel demand | Outflow | Suburbs | Business districts | Japan | Asia

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