Planning and Environmental Assessment of New Transit System

by Akira Onaka, New Transit System, Roads &, Highway Bur, Yokohama, Japan,
Hiroyuki Nakagawa, New Transit System, Roads &, Highway Bur, Yokohama, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers: Engineering and Management in Major Activity Centers


The guideway of the new transit system 'KANAZAWA SEASIDE LINE' which Yokohama City has started construction is designed as an elevated type throughout the line, and a portion of the line crosses the Hirakata bay near the terminal. Many kinds of wild bird fly to the shore of this bay, and the landscape is considered by residents along the line as one of the most beautiful landscapes in Yokohama. This paper describes the circumstances of juristic procedure for Environmental Impact Assessment Law, analysis of the current scene and examines the structure design of the guideway to be constructed in relation to the view.

Subject Headings: Automated people movers | Guideways | Structural analysis | Landscaping | Rail transportation | Bays | Transportation studies | Structural design | Japan | Asia

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