Traffic regulation experiment assumed for the Tokyo Olympics Congestion increased 1.5 times on September 19th 4:35
In the demonstration experiment of traffic regulations conducted in July for the next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the total length of congestion on national roads in the Tokyo metropolitan area reached approximately 90 kilometers, 1.5 times longer than usual. It turned out that there was a serious traffic jam on the outside of the restricted loop No. 7 in particular. Experts have warned that "There is a risk of serious impacts on citizens' lives, and countermeasures are urgently needed."
A private traffic data company, “Fujitsu Traffic / Road Data Service”, analyzed traffic conditions during the demonstration experiment based on the operation records of about 30,000 trucks traveling on highways and national roads in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
As a result, traffic jams occurred on various national roads in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
▽ On the first day of the experiment, July 24, about 80 km,
▽ On July 26, the second day of the experiment, it reached about 90 km, and it turned out to be 1.2 to 1.5 times longer than usual.
In particular, serious traffic congestion has occurred outside the ring No. 7 where signal adjustment has been carried out in order to limit the inflow of cars into the city center.
▽ Intersection of Tokyo Adachi-ku that intersects with Loop 7
▽ Of the section of more than 8 km between the intersections of Soka City, Saitama Prefecture, which intersects with the outer ring road, we also found that 4 km, half, was congested.
This is about twice as long as usual, and it takes about 45 minutes to pass.
On the other hand, the total length of traffic congestion was also 1.3 times the maximum on the inner side of the Ring No. 7.
Tetsuro Hyodo, a professor at Tokyo University of Marine Science, who specializes in logistics transportation, said, “There are concerns about the serious impact on citizens' lives, such as the fact that ordinary roads are heavily congested during the tournament and products are not delivered. We need to take measures to reduce it. "