MM21 (Minato Mirai 21) Project in Yokohama, Japan

by Takayuki Ogishima, Road and Highway Bur, Yokohama, Japan,
Tomotaka Watanabe, Road and Highway Bur, Yokohama, Japan,
Toshihiko Oyamatsu, Road and Highway Bur, Yokohama, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers IV


This paper outlines the `Moving Walkways,' a new, continuous transportation system that the City of Yokohama plans to build as the ideal local transportation for `Minato Mirai 21.' The Minato Mirai 21 project is a new urban-development scheme that will integrate the City of Yokohama's business functions on an advanced level, expanding the city as a commercial nucleus within the greater Tokyo metropolitan area. To support this project, wide-area transportation and local-transportation plans have been devised that will dramatically raise service standards. The project will provide visitors with smooth and comfortable access from railways - the primary mode of public transportation - to the different parts of the project. The transportation network includes Moving Walkways. Also being considered are Moving Walkways With Speed Control and AGT.

Subject Headings: Rail transportation | Project management | Automated transit systems | Transportation management | Walkways | Automation | Pedestrians | Japan | Asia

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