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Mobility of the Poor in Akure Metropolis: Income and Land Use Approach

Busari, A. A. and Owolabi, Adebayo Oladipo and Fadugba, Olaolu George and Olawuyi, Oluwole Ayodeji (2015) Mobility of the Poor in Akure Metropolis: Income and Land Use Approach. Journal of Poverty, Investment and Development, 15. pp. 28-33. ISSN 2422-846X

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Nigeria being a developing economy still has a high percentage of low income earners. Mobility and modal choice affect us all in our daily life whether we are commuting to work or for recreational purpose. Catering for the effective and efficient mobility of this unique set of low income earners is a task for transport planners. This research assessed the mobility of the poor using land use and level of income. The study area was divided into six zones based on the land use configuration.Income level, frequency of trip and the predominant modal choice for both work and business trip were evaluated. The result showed that the use of taxi and motor cycle in the study area is high. The low income group has the highest frequency of trip base on the level of income and land use. The result of this research will aid the government at all levels and policy makers in formulating a good transportation scheme for the low income earners now and in the foreseeable future. It will also provide policy makers with an improved understanding of the travel behavior of the poor and their preferred modal choice

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: (Poor, Low Income Earners, Modal Choice, Land Use, Income)
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 Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2016 11:27
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2016 11:27

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