Transport and Sustainable Livelihood in Lagos - Badagry Peri - Urban areas, Nigeria

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Alade, A
Olaseni, A
Ilechukwu, V
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Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennsylvania
This study explores the influence of transport on sustainable livelihood in selected peri-urban areas of Lagos-Badagry corridor,southwest Nigeria to establish transport improvement priorities for sustainable livelihood. Data was collected from 129 systematically selected respondents in 3 out of 12 peri-urban settlements. Inferential statistics and sustainable livelihood framework (SLF) were used for data analyses. Findings revealed that majority (51.9%) of residents do not own vehicles and rely on public transport for livelihoods related trips. The relative significance analysis revealed that transport system had significant and positive impact on the sustainable livelihood of respondents (mean index = 3.47) and the highest impact being opportunity to invest in economic opportunities (relative significant index = 3.84). The study concludes that access to good public transport enhances peri-urban residents’ ability to secure sustainable livelihoods. It therefore, recommends the rehabilitation of the major roads and effective traffic management along the peri-urban transport corridors for sustainable livelihoods development
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Transport , Morbility , Travel , Sustainable livelihoods , Peri-urban areas , Research Subject Categories::FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING
Alade,A., Olaseni, A and Ilechukwu, V (2019). Transport and Sustainable Livelihood in Lagos-Badagry peri-urban areas, Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennsylvania, 21(1): 95 - 114