Large-Scale Trial Starts for Cutting Tokyo Games Traffic


Tokyo, July 22 (Jiji Press)--The Tokyo metropolitan government started Monday a large-scale trial to tackle the traffic congestion expected during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games period.

The government will test teleworking, staggered commuting and other initiatives to see how effective they are.

A variety of tests will be conducted intermittently until September.

First, about 10,000 metropolitan government employees working at its main office building in Tokyo's Shinjuku district will take part in a trial for five days through Friday.

In principle, they are required not to use public transportation such as trains between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

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