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February 2014

Renewal of Kyoto City Bus route map signs for more easy-to-follow instructions

Due to the renewal of Bus route maps of Kyoto City Bus, starting from March 22nd, 2014, Kyoto City will change its design of destination boards on the bus, information boards at bus stops, and route maps etc. in a more easy-to-follow-way at the same time.

In particular, to set a specific color for each main street in a north-south direction, such as for yellow for Nishioji-dori, purple for Senbon and Omiya-dori, etc. And this will apply to the destination board in front and back of the buses and next to the entry door, also the route map and timetable at the bus stops in the same style.

The targeted 6 streets are Nishioji-dori, Senbon-dori and Omiya-dori, Horikawa-dori, Kawaramachi-dori, Higashiyama-dori and Shirakawa-dori. The destination board of the buses and signs at the major bus stops including Kyoto Station, etc. will be renewed on March 22nd, and other bus stops will be changed sequentially.

[Contact] Kyoto City Transportation Bureau, Motor Vehicles Division, Traffic Section: Tel: 075-863-5132

"Strategy for Kyoto City Energy Policy Promotion" Designed

Kyoto City has designed the strategy which indicates the direction of energy policy that city has to be promoted. This is aiming to set out for a sustainable energy society that is independent of nuclear power generation.

The nuclear accident caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake has drawn the attention of people's anxiety and concerns regarding energy.

Kyoto City has designed a strategy based on its citizen's feedbacks, as being a big energy consuming region and has a responsibility to take a proactive stance for energy policy.

As setting a specific target, to decrease 15% of the annual energy consumption by 2020 compared with Year 2010, and also to increase the amount of implementation of renewable energies to more than three times.

From now, based on this strategy making use of Kyoto's advantages and local resources, the city will progress the energy policy to achieve the goal together with citizens and business operators.

[Contact] Kyoto City Environment Policy Division, Global Warming Countermeasure Section: Tel: 075-222-4555

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