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Title:Traffic congestion and control in the central business district of Benin City, Nigeria
Author:Fadare, Olawale
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subject:urban transport
Abstract:Traffic congestion in the core area of Benin City, Nigeria, is acute. The author analyses the nature of the traffic congestion problems that occur on six major roads converging at the ring road in Benin City. He examined the dependence of speed-flow on traffic density in an attempt to determine the level of traffic congestion. He also conducted an attitudinal survey of 255 incidental road users of the six roads in question. His analysis indicates that the traffic congestion on the six roads and the ring road is chaotic. The main causes as perceived by the road users in the sample survey are uncontrolled street trading, indiscriminate on-street parking, lack of adequate public mass transit buses, poor traffic control and management of roads, traffic light failure, too many cars on the roads, poor road design and poor drainage. App., bibliogr., sum.