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SEPARATE LANE FOR TRICYCLE INTRA-URBAN TRAFFIC: A PLANNING STRATEGY FOR URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IN NIGERIAN CITIES

Akue Leka-Oscar* and Dapa Idaminabo Nengi

ABSTRACT

In Nigerian cities today, increase in population, unemployment and the absence of adequate transport infrastructural system in the metropolis has brought about an upsurge in the use of commercial tricycle for public transportation which has called for an inclusion in road design to avoid conflict in road use by road users and the persistent rise in road accident among motorists as experienced in most urban centres. The increasing scenario of urban traffic congestions, frequent accident on the roads and the conflict among road users in terms of space and right of way occasioned by the use of tricycles on major urban arterials has called for public concern. The cause of the accident may include other factors other than the population of tricycle but it is necessary they are provided with separate lane to allow for decency on the Nigerian urban roads. This article proposed for separate lane for tricycles traffic in Nigerian cities. Public opinion on the necessity of the provision of separate lane for tricycle intra-urban traffic was carried out and the study revealed that it is very necessary in Nigerian urban centres. Also the opinion of the public on the usefulness of separate lane for tricycle intra-urban traffic suggests that it will bring about orderliness on the road, it will reduce the rate of vehicular-tricycle accident on the road, etc. A proposed intra-urban road with exclusive route way for tricycles intra-urban traffic was designed with specific dimensions. The issue of coordination was examined.

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