Study on Usage Behaviour of the Arterial Traffic in Japan

Kosuke Koike, Makoto Fujiu, Sho-ichiro Nakayama, Jun-ichi Takayama

Last modified: 2017-02-28


The arterial traffic network in Japan has been almost established because main points are connected by rail, air routes and expressway. The travel time is significantly reduced as compared to before due to speed up the arterial traffic in recent years. As a typical example of the arterial transportation include the Shinkansen, air plane and long-distance expressway bus. The Shinkansen and air plane is in the very competitive state in Japan. Because different preeminent transportation in the region in areas where both can be selected. On the other hand, long-distance expressway bus develops with the expansion of the expressway network. It has become a popular transportation around the student due to low fare compared with the Shinkansen and air plane. In this way the arterial traffic has changed with the development of the arterial traffic network. In addition, it is utilized by the personal attributes have influence on the easy to select transportation. The purpose of this study is to analyze how usage behavior changes by the development of the arterial traffic network, and creation of a transportation choice model considering the personal attributes. Behavior in Japan are analyzed using Inter-Regional Travel Survey in Japan and Air Passengers Observational Survey by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, transport and tourism Government of Japan. As a result of this study, it become clear that person has a high annual income easy to select air plane, user has remained from sleeping limited express to the long-distance expressway bus, the boundary to select the Shinkansen or air plane.


arterial traffic; behaviour; Shinkansen; expressway; Inter-Region Travel

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