Thursday, April 21, 2011

Narita Japan TOD and POD Study


This is a section of motorway in Japan on the way to Narita where I stayed a night on my way back to New Zealand. What strikes you is the similarity with NZ motorways. But there is where the similarity of transport design begins and ends...

This google map is a wide view of the section of Narita (a city within the Tokyo metropolitan area) where this little study is located...

...closer up you can see the finer grain of the urban landscape, including small detached cottage style housing, commercial buildings, roads and railway infrastructure...

This picture shows the study area. It shows the immediate catchment around a Narita commuter railway station. Each of the features in this labelled aerial picture are illustrated with video clips below...

video
This clip is recorded in the vicinity of the Bike Racks. It shows the traffic mix and density in the street as well as pedestrian and cycle traffic. You will see a man with an unusual job....

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This clip recorded about 100 metres further along the street toward the station. Shows pedestrian and cycle traffic mix, shoppers coming and going, and camera pans past portraits of all the candidates standing locally (one size fits all), and shows commuters getting to the station access stairway...

video
You might have thought the bike parking by the shop was a little small, so check this system out.

Just in case you didn't believe me here's part of the under station scooter parking.

video
Here are the pedestrians, cyclists, scooter riders, and bus passengers walking the last hundred metres or so to the station - and encountering the usual political obstacles at election time!

video
And here's a classic clip of commuters waiting for a train which comes on the dot (as you might expect). It is impressive how little time it takes to unload, load, and go...

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Narita Japan TOD and POD Study


This is a section of motorway in Japan on the way to Narita where I stayed a night on my way back to New Zealand. What strikes you is the similarity with NZ motorways. But there is where the similarity of transport design begins and ends...

This google map is a wide view of the section of Narita (a city within the Tokyo metropolitan area) where this little study is located...

...closer up you can see the finer grain of the urban landscape, including small detached cottage style housing, commercial buildings, roads and railway infrastructure...

This picture shows the study area. It shows the immediate catchment around a Narita commuter railway station. Each of the features in this labelled aerial picture are illustrated with video clips below...

video
This clip is recorded in the vicinity of the Bike Racks. It shows the traffic mix and density in the street as well as pedestrian and cycle traffic. You will see a man with an unusual job....

video
This clip recorded about 100 metres further along the street toward the station. Shows pedestrian and cycle traffic mix, shoppers coming and going, and camera pans past portraits of all the candidates standing locally (one size fits all), and shows commuters getting to the station access stairway...

video
You might have thought the bike parking by the shop was a little small, so check this system out.

Just in case you didn't believe me here's part of the under station scooter parking.

video
Here are the pedestrians, cyclists, scooter riders, and bus passengers walking the last hundred metres or so to the station - and encountering the usual political obstacles at election time!

video
And here's a classic clip of commuters waiting for a train which comes on the dot (as you might expect). It is impressive how little time it takes to unload, load, and go...

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