An Analysis of the Socio-Economic Implications of Stationary Articulated Vehicles in Lagos Metropolis
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ASUU Journal of Social Sciences [Journal of Research and Development
This paper examines the socioeconomic costs of the stationary articulated vehicles on the city of Lagos infrastructure, such as roads and bridges, including the effects on commercial activities; social interaction and health of the residents of Lagos metropolis. Using the key informant Interview and in-depth interview method, the authors generated data from a purposive sample of 200 Lagosians compromising artisans, civil servants, businessmen and women, transporters and government officials. Simulating the data with Pie Charts, Simple percentage and narration responses; strengthened with theoretical framework on Classical Theory of Traffic congestion; the authors argued that the socioeconomic costs of allowing the continuous stay of those vehicles on the critical infrastructure of Lagos city will result in infrastructure failure, such as failure of rods and bridges, high costs of doing business as well as health issues. These effects negate the desire of the state to transform into a smart mega city in no distant future. It is recommended that the study will essentially give direction to ameliorating the perennial challenge.
Socio-Economic , Stationary Vehicles , Lagos infrastructures , Transporters , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Business and economics::Economics
Ogunniyi M. B. & Attoh F. (2018). An Analysis of the Socio-Economic Implications of Stationary Articulated Vehicles in Lagos Metropolis. ASUU Journal of Social Sciences [Journal of Research and Development. Vol. 5, N0 1 & 2, June and Dec. 2018, pp 123-155. Abuja. Nigeria.