Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use, and Travel Patterns in Tokyo Metropolitan Areaby Shigeru Morichi, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, 113-8656 Tokyo, Japan,
Abstract: The urban structure of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area (TMA), for practical proposes, can be characterized as monocentric. Hence, the population and economic growth in the metropolitan area generate a corresponding increase in trip volumes from suburb to central Tokyo. Given the sheer size of Tokyo's population, an efficient mass transit system is indispensible to ensure smooth movement of people.
Subject Headings: Land use | Travel patterns | Social factors | Public transportation | Economic factors | Population projection | Transportation management | Suburbs | Japan | Asia | Tokyo
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