The 4th UTokyoIP-CUTI Special Seminar

1) Time and day: 4:00pm-5:30pm (Japan Standard Time), December 19 (Monday), 2022

2) Place: Zoom meeting room (

3) Presentation

Title: Motorization Pattern and Private Vehicle Dependence in Asian Developing Countries

Abstract: In many developing countries, rapid motorization has been ongoing where owners of private vehicles tend to rely on their own vehicles for making trips. Although the ownership in developing cities is lower than that in developed cities, the excessive dependence on private vehicles has caused serious road traffic congestion, accidents, and negative environmental impacts in those cities. They require the mitigation of people’s dependency on private vehicles, including both private cars and motorcycles. This study investigates the private-vehicle-dependent behavior mainly in Asian developing countries. The presentation contains the topics: 1) review of motorization progress pattern and its influential factors based on statistical data of registered private vehicles in major Asian cities; 2) empirical analysis of private-vehicle dependency with mobility gaps between car/motorcycle owners and non-owners, using the JICA’s person-trips surveys; and 3) identification of factors affecting private-vehicle-dependent travel behavior, highlighting consciousness and attitude toward walkable-distance trips.

4) Short bio of presenter

Mr. Takayoshi Futose is an urban and transport consultant at ALMEC Corporation, Japan. After receiving his master’s degree from Yokohama National University, Japan, he has participated in various transport projects in developing countries, including African countries, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Philippines, and Vietnam. His main research concerns are transport survey, demand forecasting, public transport improvement, and transport planning. He is currently enrolled in the doctoral program at the graduate school of Toyo University, Japan. His doctoral research highlights the people’s private vehicle dependency in major Asian cities for contributing to urban transport planning in developing world.

5) Charge: free

6) Language: English only

7) Participation: Please contact Ms Tomoko Samukawa ( for joining this seminar, but you can join the seminar even without pre-registration.