Osaka – Human Centered City

We’ve all heard about how Paris wants to be car-free.

We’ve all read about how Oslo wants to be car-free.

But somehow, very quietly, Osaka is beating them there.  This Japanese government report shows that between 2000 and 2010, the mode-share of private motor vehicles in Osaka (blue and purple) retreated from an already low 18.3% to a mere 14.6%


Mode-share statistics for Osaka in 2010:

  • Rail: 35.8%
  • Walking: 24.0%
  • Bicycle: 23.5%
  • Car: 12.8%
  • Bus: 1.9%
  • Motorcycle: 1.8%
  • Unknown: 0.2%

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