Assessment of pattern of inter-urban travels of public transport passengers in Lagos Metropolis
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This study assessed the pattern of inter-urban travels of public transport passengers in Lagos metropolis. A set of structured questionnaire were administered on 1,483 early morning (6am-8am) inter-urban public transport passengers of the selected 76 inter-urban motor parks of Lagos metropolis. Using multi-stage sampling technique, zones of survey, inter-urban motor parks, vehicle types and occupancy ratio were identified and an average of 7, 14 and 43 passengers were interviewed at each of low, medium and high inter-urban motor parks based on passengers’ flow on a Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Data were analysed using frequency tables, chi square and ANOVA for the interpretations and discussions of results. Majority of respondents’ destination was southeast (36.5%) as 56.4% moved through mini buses. The average trip frequency of inter-urban passengers was 1 trip per week while the average last travel time spent was 5 hours. Also, the average inter-urban travel distance was 380 km and the average inter-urban travel cost was N3, 000 per trip. Besides, the major travel purposes of respondents were business and school (52.4%). The study concluded with strategies that can enhance the inter-urban public transport travels in Lagos metropolis. The socio-economic importance of the study is encased in wealth creation, low carbon city regeneration, climate change, and travel demand among others
Agunloye, O.O. (2014). Assessment of pattern of inter-urban travels of public transport passengers in Lagos Metropolis. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies & Management, 7(1) 801 – 809.