Appraisal of Parking Problems and Traffic Management Measures in Central Business District in Lagos, Nigeria

Samson Babatunde Osoba


Transport problems are very common in the Central Business District of Nigeria Cities as a result of the growing concentration of population, rapid urbanization and economic activities of certain point of the world. Edward Ulman observed that transport is applied to move people, goods or service in order to enable two place to interact in which there must be a specific demand and supply. The attended cost and dependability of transport service and infrastructures have enabled an increasing number of people to seek economic, social and education opportunities that urban areas ideally provided. But contrarily, Central Business District metropolitan cities have grown to the point where threaten to strangle the transportation that made them possible. In view of the above, research work examine, the problem associated with Parking and traffic Management problem within Ikeja Local Government Area Central Business District. The method used for data collection were mainly questionnaire administration; secondary data extracted from documented information relevant to the research work; formal and informal interview and data analysis, technique and interpretation. Relevant literatures on the research topic were reviewed.
Findings in this research work revealed that parking problems and Traffic Management which leads to time delays and traffic congestion are as a result of inadequate parking space, traffic signs/signals, human factor indiscipline act and development of illegal stall at car park.
Recommendation was made for Parking Management, Parking design standard, parking control; traffic management for both vehicular and pedestrian, Land-use and Land development; enforcement of edict and bye-laws by statutory agencies.

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