Analysis of Intra- City Public Transport System of Ojuelegba Park, Lagos State, Nigeria
AbstractUrbanization coupled with the increase in economic activities among other factors is responsible for the increase transport demand. This study exams the use and the service efficiency of intra-urban bus services at ‘Ojuelegba’, a popular district in Lagos, Nigeria. Methods of investigation include; physical observation and field inventory of the buses and facilities at the park, oral interviews of stakeholders and administration of questionnaires among others. Both descriptive and inferential analyses were used for data analysis. Findings show that age groups between 31-50 years were dominant in the patronage and uses of public transport. The highest number of trips made by drivers per day was four; that was because of traffic delay in virtually on the roads. The major purpose for trip making was for business. The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) unjustly exhorts money from bus operators and lastly, long waiting time by passengers for buses to load at the park was another problem identified. Recommendations include; (i) an appeal for reduction of bus ticket fee to reduce cost of travels, (ii) the need for test of busses and test for road worthiness of busses periodically at the park, and lastly; and (iii) provision for conveniences at the park to make the park more functional and environmental friendly.
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