EVALUATION OF RESIDENTS' INTRA-URBAN TRIP PATTERNS IN OSOGBO, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

D. A. YAKUBU, S. A. MUSTAPHA

Abstract



Intra-urban mobility is a manifestation of an individual's behaviour and it has the features of being habitual and repetitive occurring in explicit pattern. This gives rise to studying the evaluation of intra-urban residents' trip pattern in Osogbo, Osun State through analyzing the socio-economic characteristics of the residents and evaluating the proportion of weekly travel trips. Data required for this study was collected through a primary source using a structured questionnaire. A total of 285 copies were administered randomly to respondents in six neighbourhood andanalyzed using the descriptive statistical tool to present the mode of intra-urban trip patterns of movement and proportion of weekly travel. GIS was used to analyze the trip frequency patterns. The study established that 34% of the respondents preferred mini bus as their means of transportation, 44.0% of respondents within the age range of 31-40 years prefer mini bus, 25.9% of the respondents engage in religious trips, 29.4% recreational trips and 17.8% shopping trips during the weekends, while trips to work had the highest trips among other weekly trips. A Likert scale generated a weighted value of resident's satisfaction with intra-movement; reliability (3.16), security (3.15), safety and security (3.15), cost of travel (3.12) waiting and lack of bus-top (1.53). The study revealed that the pattern of movement in the study area is determined by concentration of activities in certain location. It therefore recommends that adequate mass public transport should be provided for residents along the routes linking major activities areas.

Keywords


Transportation, Residents, Intra-Urban, Trip patterns, Socio-economic, Activity

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