Transportation / Mobility

November 5, 2012


Japan's Fukui Prefecture Formulates Action Plan to Reduce Auto Dependency

Keywords: Local government Transportation / Mobility 

Fukui Prefecture in Japan formulated on July 10, 2012, an action plan for local government, businesses, and citizens calling for better use of public transportation. The plan is intended to help maintain public transportation systems that are important for the local community, and is based on the position that an overdependence on personal vehicles can contribute to serious issues such as increased global warming and the weakening of public transportation systems.

The plan states that each citizen needs to act in ways that help society become less dependent on cars. It coined the acronym CSR from the three concepts outlined in the plan: Cut unnecessary use of vehicles, Share vehicles, and Redesign society for a new age.

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