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Community Velo Taxis 

What is community?

“A certain region and the people in that region who live a shared life with a sense of cooperation.”

“A group of people who exchange messages with a shared interest on the Internet”

(Quotation: Digital Daijisen)

 

It is possible to perceive community as the “town where you live.” You will find the houses where we live, the places where we work, the schools where our children go, and various facilities and people in our towns.

 

Until now, Japan’s postwar economic growth has focused on the development of the road/railroad networks that link large cities with rural areas and buses/subways that connect towns – in other words, building hardware called public buildings. Mass production and mass consumption has given us a wealth of things and people’s daily lives have been enriched.

In the 1990s, the Japanese economy, which had been expanding up to that point, stalled together with the collapse of the bubble economy. Technological innovation in terms of the Internet greatly changed previous concepts concerning manufacturing, time and money.

 

Today, Japan has entered areas which it previously had no experience with such as the arrival of the super ageing society, the concentration of people in urban areas and the reduction of the workforce. Technological innovation is increasingly advancing and it is possible to solve various things without leaving our seats. This is the age that has already begun. What will become of the towns where we live while society becomes more convenient and efficient? Are there people who find it difficult to go shopping or to the hospital? Are there people who want to know even more about their towns? Are there people who want their towns to be even more lively?

 

What should community be in the future? We use a method of transportation called a velo (= a bicycle) to think and act together with the people living in the community. We are contributing to building spiritually rich, cheerful and fun towns.

INFORMATION

05/25/2020

Although the declaration of emergency has been lifted, the situation in Tokyo is still uncertain.

At Sumida Station, we will continue to refrain from refining our stores as we would like to consider the prospects for future restarts, while also referring to trends in various places related to convergence, such as national, metropolitan, and local governments.

 

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

04/15/2020

Following the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the Government of Japan issued the "Emergency Declaration".

In addition, we will be temporarily closed for a while due to the self-restraint request from Tokyo.

* It will be temporarily closed from 4/16 to 5/6. Regarding the subsequent resumption etc., we will send it on the website etc.

 

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

05/23/2019

New entertainment mobility “THE PEDAL SHIP”.

 

As entertainment mobility that has never been seen in Japan so far, the specifications have been improved so that it can be operated on public roads in Japan.

Addressing issues such as “improvement of migratory performance” and “over tourism”, which are becoming social problems in cities and tourist destinations,

I would like to improve and solve it.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

https://camp-fire.jp/projects/view/157143

05/15/2019

"Okinawa E-Mation" will be held at a park in Naha city, Okinawa from Saturday, May 18, 2019 to Sunday, June 02.

https://www.okinawa-emotion.com/

 

THE PEDAL SHIP is scheduled to appear at 6/1 (Sat) ~ 2 (Sun) @ Umisora ​​Park!

11/13/2018

News release

News release of "THE PEDAL SHIP" was sent on National Public Safety Commission (National Police Agency) and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry website.

https://www.npsc.go.jp/policy/list/sankyouhou.html

http://www.meti.go.jp/policy/jigyou_saisei/kyousouryoku_kyouka/shinjigyo-kaitakuseidosuishin/result/gray_zone.html

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​GALLERY

Business Introduction

Tourism transport business
  • Drafting and implementation of projects and tours targeting tourists (e.g. inbound tourists)

(1)The number of visitors from overseas is increasing every year such as due to the holding of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. In large cities where many tourist facilities are scattered around, it is difficult to understand where to board transport facilities and it takes time to make transfers when moving around on the existing transportation network. Therefore, improving the ability to move around has become a major issue. Community velos will lead to movement to the center of towns from large facilities and also contribute to the revitalization of regional economies in addition to increasing convenience for users.

Lifestyle transport business
  • Support for the daily life of the elderly (e.g. commuting to hospital and shopping) and employment

  • Support for the child rearing generation (response to various problems related to children on kindergarten waiting lists)

  • Popularization and promotion as a third means of transportation in regions

The cost of social security will continue to increase in the future due to the arrival of the super ageing society. Being able to freely enjoy going out will lead to the maintenance/promotion of health and contribute to the revitalization of regional economies and suppression of the social security spending.

Restaurant business

We also operate a café as a “place for relaxation and refreshment” for local residents and tourists in Sumida Station. It is also possible to use this as a place to disseminate regional information with exchanges between local residents and tourists.

Other implementation of bicycle safety education and cooperation/support of eco activities

The number of accidents involving bicycles has been increasing and share cycles have been becoming more and more popular in recent years. We run public awareness activities on road safety (e.g. instruction on traffic rules for bicycles and guidance on how to ride bicycles) to contribute to the eradication of bicycle accidents and to eliminate abandoned bicycles.

株式会社コミュニティー・ベロ
1-4-6 tamura Bld.1F, Bunka, Sumida-ku, Tokyo,
131-0044, Japan
​✉:sumida.station@community-velo.com
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