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%