Travel behavior characteristics in Nigeria’s most commercialized urban development: a Study of Eti-Osa Local Government, Lagos Nigeria


Travel behavior characteristics in Nigeria’s most commercialized urban development: a Study of Eti- Osa Local Government, Lagos Nigeria


Adeniyi O Oluwakoya1 and Seun Ogundipe2

 1Department of Transport and Tourism Studies  Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. 2Department of Transport and Tourism Studies, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State. Nigeria.


International Journal of social research

Globalisation has enhanced the rate of urbanisation and influenced the travel behaviour characteristics across the cities of the world. Remarkably, in the case of Nigeria, especially in the most commercialised local government area, the travel pattern seems erratic and unpredictable; problems associated with urban mobility include delay, traffic congestion, and chaotic trip pattern characteristics. In this regards, most related studies seems to be biased towards the developed economics urban metropolitan areas. Therefore this study intends to examine the travel behavior characteristics in Nigeria’s most commercialised local government area. The methodology involves both the qualitative and the quantitative methods. The data is analysed with descriptive, chi-square statistical and regression analytical techniques. The study reveals that socio-economic characteristics especially gender, and the female to be specific contributes more to the volume of trips in the study area than the men. In addition, it shows there is a significant relationship between the mode of transport and level of accessibility among the residents of policy.


Keywords: Travel behavior characteristics, Nigeria’s most commercialized urban development, Eti-Osa Local Government, Lagos

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Adeniyi O Oluwakoya and Seun Ogundipe. Travel behavior characteristics in Nigeria’s most commercialized urban development: a Study of Eti-Osa Local Government, Lagos Nigeria . International Journal of Social Research, 2019; 3:31. DOI: 10.28933/ijsr-2019-04-1005


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