INTRA URBAN PATTERN AND ACCEPTABILITY OF BUS STATION IN ILORIN, NIGERIA

Abstract

The study appraises the intra-urban pattern of bus-stops in Ilorin Metropolis, Nigeria. The inventory of existing bus-stops was taken, the spatial distribution analysis was evaluated, and adequacy and performance of bus-stops was also examined. Roads were stratified into three hierarchies (Trunks A, B and C). From each road category, 10% was sampled. A structured questionnaire was administered to 500 road users using the stratified random sampling techniques. Global positioning system (GPS) and google earth software were used to take coordinates and generate rasta images of the bus-stops. This study employed nearest neighbor analysis to determine the pattern of distribution of bus-stops in the study area. In this wise, the first order, second order and then order nearest neighbor analysis were compared to give the levels of distribution. Likert scaling was used to summarize the ordinal data. The study thus recommends a land use sensitive bus-stations and meaningful spacing of bus-stations.

Keywords: Intra-urban, spatial distribution, bus-stops, Nigeria

 

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Unique Article ID: GJAHSS-196

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