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How Tokyo Says No To Cars

Daniel Knowles | Heatmap | 11th April 2023

A car in Tokyo is a liability, not an asset. You can't park anywhere. Most streets are too narrow for your car. You pay a fortune in taxes. The result is that Tokyo has the lowest car-use of any major city in the rich world. People walk, or bicycle, or hop on a train. "There is no traffic noise. No hooting, no engine noise. Most of the time you can walk in the middle of the street, so rare is the traffic" (4,300 words)

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