Study on the Style of Urban Development as a Center of Kitakyushu Monorail —About the User Actual Situation and the Demographic around the Station


The ageing of the population in Japan has become a problem. According to the research of different regions, where the ratio of the ageing population is above 25%, it is found that the Japanese society is gradually turned to hyper-aged society. The population along Kitakyushu monorail is also in such a situation. This study is based on the background, with excessive reliance on their own vehicles and public transport problems arising from the abolition of public transportation in Kitakyushu as the area of this study. Under the full consideration of people who can’t drive, the elderly who had to take buses as well as people who lack of transport ability where population decrease and the aging problem have been worsening, their surrounding environment should be further improved. In addition, it should be taken into consideration to increase the population in the walking distance around the stations.

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Zhang, Y. , Fukuda, H. and Yu, T. (2014) Study on the Style of Urban Development as a Center of Kitakyushu Monorail —About the User Actual Situation and the Demographic around the Station. Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 4, 318-327. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2014.44027.

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