A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF INTRA-CITY TRAVEL PATTERN AND PLANNING PRACTICE IN NIGERIA, WESTERN EUROPE, AND NORTH AMERICA

Studies often carried out in Britain or America are not always applicable to developing countries. The author compares travel patterns in Lagos with those of some American and British cities. In both cases the journey-to-work forms the largest proportion of person trips (40 to 45 per cent of the total). However other factors are very different. In advanced countries social-recreational trips and shopping trips account for about 30 per cent, whereas in Lagos the total is only seven per cent. The journey-to-school in Lagos accounts for 35 per cent of person trips compared with 5 to 9 per cent. Although the commuting distance is roughly the same in both cases, because of the absence of rapid transit services, over 85 per cent of Lagos commuters have to travel for more than two hours. The evidence suggests that high income commuters travel the farthest in advanced countries. The reverse is true in Lagos where the industry is concentrated on an island. A better relationship needs to be developed between residential areas and the workplace. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Faculty of Commerce
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Olayemi, O A
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00330439
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM