Intra-urban traffic and parking demand in Uyo Urban Area

  • JU Obot
  • EE Etim
  • J Etser

Abstract

In Nigeria, the dominant mode of intra-urban mobility is the automobile motor vehicle. However, parking facilities as element of urban transportation development seems to be neglected in the face of increasing car ownership on the hand and increasing activities which generate enormous parking demand on the other. The aim of this study is to examine the intra-urban circulation and parking demand against the background of noticeable problems of parking in Uyo metropolis. An empirical design approach was employed in the investigation and vehicular trip generation count at designated activity areas was carried out between the hours of Bam 11am from Monday to Friday. Regression models were employed to measure the relationship between parking demand and parking space capacity per activity area. The result shows that while parking space demand is very high, the activity areas with less parking facilities, receives less patronage. The study recommends a comprehensive parking programme for Uyo metropolis
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