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Measures that Enhance Favorable Levels of Service and their Modes of Sustainability on Major Roads in Akure, South-Western Nigeria.

AJAYI , Samuel Akintomide and OWOLABI, Adebayo Oladipo and Busari, A. A. (2016) Measures that Enhance Favorable Levels of Service and their Modes of Sustainability on Major Roads in Akure, South-Western Nigeria. In: 3rd International Conference On African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), May 9- May 11 2016, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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Abstract

Large cities in developing countries are characterized by a continuing growth in automobile ownership and insufficient transportation infrastructure and service development. The research provided information on the important parameters that engender various regimes of Levels of Service in Akure, Nigeria and brought out factors that enhance favorable Levels of Service and their modes of sustainability. This was achieved by collection of traffic metering parameters such as traffic composition and volume-capacity ratio; these were evaluated to determine the levels of services on the selected major roads such as Oke-Aro, Oke-Ijebu and Hospital which are critical in Akure metropolis. The traffic composition analysis revealed passenger car / taxi as the predominant mode for the entire route. Besides, the result also revealed increased volume of traffic, poor parking system, ribbon development/street trading, bad roads, poor geometric or operational constraints as factors affecting the level of service. Ultimately the result of this research will help transportation agencies and the government in proffering adequate measures for the reduction of traffic congestion on major roads in Akure and similar capital cities in Nigeria.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: traffic composition; level of service; traffic; volume-capacity ratio;
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2016 14:52
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016 14:52
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6713

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