Before the Tokyo Olympics, which will start on the 23rd of this month, large-scale traffic restrictions will begin on the 19th in and around Tokyo, where competition venues are concentrated.
The operation of "dedicated lanes" that prohibit the passage of vehicles other than those related to the tournament has also begun, and the National Police Agency and others are calling on general drivers and businesses to refrain from using cars during the tournament.
Large-scale traffic regulations will begin in Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, and Kanagawa prefectures, where competition venues are concentrated.
According to the National Police Agency, the transportation routes of people involved in the tournament are subject to regulation, and entrances and lanes are restricted depending on traffic conditions on the Metropolitan Expressway leading to the city center.
Also, on the general roads around the venue, measures such as signal time adjustment and traffic closure will be taken mainly on the day of the competition.
In addition, there are 11 sections in total around the venues in Tokyo and Chiba prefecture, which are "dedicated lanes" that prohibit the passage of vehicles other than tournament-related vehicles and "priority lanes" that must give way to tournament-related vehicles. The operation will start.
If you violate it, you will be charged 1 point for violation and a penalty of 6000 yen for a regular car.
In addition to the sign with the letters "TOKYO 2020" installed in each lane, a solid line is drawn for the "dedicated lane" and a dotted line is drawn for the "priority lane" in cherry blossom color to distinguish it from ordinary roads. is.
These traffic restrictions will begin at midnight on the 19th.
At the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the challenge is to keep the traffic in the city center smooth while the people involved in the Games move smoothly, and the National Police Agency and others are calling on general drivers and businesses to refrain from using cars during the Games. I will.
There are also sections that are closed all day in the city center
Large-scale traffic regulations are enforced during the tournament depending on traffic conditions, but there are sections that are closed all day in the city center.
The Metropolitan Expressway is closed all day at some entrances to the city center.
According to the Games Organizing Committee, it will be closed from July 20th to August 9th at the entrance of the Saitama New Urban Center going up, and from 19th to August 9th at the Harumi entrance going down the No. 10 Harumi Line. Until and from August 24th to September 5th.
The entrance to the outer garden of the No. 4 Shinjuku Line has already been closed, and the uphill is until September 16th and the downhill is until September 8th.
In addition, the opening and closing ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be held on July 23, August 8 and 24, and September 5 will be the Central Circular Route, No. 2 Meguro Line, No. 3 Shibuya Line, and No. 4 Shinjuku. From the afternoon to the early morning of the next day, 16 entrances will be closed on the Line, No. 10 Harumi Line, and No. 11 Daiba Line, and traffic to the city center will be restricted.
On the other hand, on the general roads around the competition venue, "dedicated lanes" and "priority lanes" for competition-related vehicles will be set up and will be operated until September 5.
Of these, dedicated lanes will be set up around the national stadium of the main stadium, the Ariake Gymnastics Center in Koto Ward, Tokyo, and the Makuhari Messe in Chiba City, and only vehicles related to the tournament will be allowed to pass.
Priority lanes will be set up in a total of eight sections around the venue in Shibuya, Chiyoda, and Koto Wards, Tokyo.
According to the National Police Agency, etc., the regulated parts and schedule may change depending on the situation in the future, so we are calling for you to check the latest information on the homepage etc. when using a car.
Shipping companies are busy responding
With the start of large-scale traffic regulations in and around Tokyo, transportation companies that use roads in Tokyo are busy responding.
Of these, the transportation company in Suginami-ku, Tokyo delivers frozen foods and dairy products to supermarkets, drug stores, and about 200 stores in Tokyo.
The company has decided to depart trucks one to two hours earlier than usual, as large-scale traffic restrictions could cause traffic congestion, especially in the city center, and cause significant delays in delivery.
Along with this, the driver's commuting time has also been shortened, and many people commute to work in the early morning or early morning.
In addition, the opening and closing ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be subject to a particularly wide range of regulations, so the company wants to temporarily increase the number of trucks by about five so that delivery will not be hindered.
A 60-year-old driver who works for this company said, "I don't know what the actual road conditions will be until the Olympics start, but if you get caught in a traffic jam, it will affect the subsequent deliveries one after another, so it will not be terrible. I hope that. "
Deputy Director Masashi Shimomura of the transportation company said, "We anticipate that general roads will definitely be congested due to traffic closures around the venue and additional tolls for the Metropolitan Expressway. , I want to make steady preparations to ensure delivery of products. "
Large courier companies may delay delivery in some areas
Due to the start of large-scale traffic regulations, major courier companies say that delivery may be delayed in some areas such as around the competition venue.
Of these, Japan Post will deliver mail and "Yu-Pack" destined for the area around the competition venue in Tokyo from half a day from 19th to 9th August and from 24th August to 5th September. It means that it may be delayed by about a day.
In addition, delivery to local governments other than Tokyo, where the competition venue is located, is expected to be delayed during the same period.
Yamato Transport and Sagawa Express may also have delays in delivery to the area around the venue, mainly in Tokyo, during the tournament.
Each company wants you to check the detailed information on the homepage etc.