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Old September 3rd, 2008, 06:30 PM   #81
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57% of people in Tokyo metropolitan area use trains as their primary mean of transport. I think the percentage in Tokyo municipality is even bigger. Which is good, because if commuting was done by car, it would be HELL.

But rail transport is a very important part of life in Japan irrespective of where one lives.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 06:36 PM   #82
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There's no space for massive freeways in Tokyo. However, I wonder how the daily traffic situation is. New York has a massive public transportation, yet it drowns in traffic jams.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 06:47 PM   #83
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I think its because large percentage of NY metro live in car centric suburbia.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 06:08 PM   #84
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I've heard that traffic in Tokyo is pretty jammed too. Think about it. Even if only 10% of the people use a car to go to work, it means there are still 1-2 million cars on the streets and highways of Tokyo.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 06:09 PM   #85
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Japanese are always able to control everything
They'll definately be able to control traffic jams. I'm not sure, but I think lots of people use the metro as their commute. Furthermore, I don't think that there are lots of people from the outer regions working in Tokyo; and I think lots of people live within the area that the cities' public transport serves, since most Japanese are workaholics and don't want to spoil time in the crowded public transport. If I'm wrong, tell me, I've never been to Japan
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Old September 4th, 2008, 06:24 PM   #86
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Wikipedia says nothing about congestion in Tokyo. I wonder how many households in Tokyo actually own a car.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 06:32 PM   #87
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Wiki only says automobiles have a "secondary role" in Urban transport, however, that doesn't say so much, since if indeed like 20% uses their car daily, it would mean that there are over 7 million cars daily used in the metropolitan area. That's the same as the entire Dutch automobile stock. We know what kind of problems that brings on freeways that have a way too low level of service.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 05:31 AM   #88
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Oh man great videos! After seeing this I want to play Maximum Tune!
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Old October 10th, 2008, 09:19 AM   #89
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japans metropolitan expressways has very good network ass well but too narrow.but tokyo has more terrible train(and metro)network to ease trafic jam of ewpressways.samething also in osaka metro area.
in japan,nagoya area is known as having better road network for their size.
bcz they are empire of toyota.lol joke.mayb bcz they wer able to maintain space unlike tokyo.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 01:41 PM   #90
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Tokyo traffic around 19.30 hrs
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 02:49 PM   #91
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nice pictures

btw chris... shame i don't understand a word japanese reading map and assuming something is very difficult in this case
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 03:00 PM   #92
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It's a realtime map of traffic congestion.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 04:31 PM   #93
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I assume that the red lines represent the jams
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Actually doesn't look bad, considering the size and density of the city.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 10:36 PM   #95
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It was around 7.30 pm, but I don't know how long Japanese rushhours last. The majority takes the train to work I assume.

Check out this video of the Shuto Expressway (network) between Tokyo and Kawasaki
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 10:38 PM   #96
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And I thought that the Amsterdam subway could be full
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 08:38 PM   #97
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What happens if the poor guy right in the centre of the carriage wants to alight?
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 08:40 PM   #98
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I probably will not be comfortable in Tokyo, too much people close around me.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 08:54 PM   #99
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Some Tokyo expressways:











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Old October 24th, 2008, 07:30 AM   #100
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