Urban Traffic Congestion and Its Attendant Health Effects on Road Users in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

  • AO Awosusi
  • IO Akindutire

Abstract

This study focused on urban traffic congestion on road users in Ado-Ekiti,Nigeria. It looked critically at the problems, causes and possible remedialmeasures to urban traffic congestion within the study area. Data for thisstudy were collected from primary sources, through the administration ofquestionnaires and personal observation. Two sets of questionnaires weredesigned for this research. One set for members of the National Union ofRoad Transport Workers (NURTW) within the study area, (100). Another setof questionnaires were randomly administered on other categories of roadusers (pedestrians, motor cyclist and passengers) within the study area,(100). Results from this study showed that physical break down, mental effect and psychological effects were the major effects of road trafficcongestion on human health in the area. This study therefore recommended that, other alternative transportation system, proper city planning and the construction of interchange and overhead bridges were the panacea to urban traffic congestion in the area.
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