Assessment of transport services in Peri-urban settlements in Kumasi

  • F.K. Afukaar Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Building and Road Research Institute (CSIR-BRRI), Traffic and Transportation Engineering Division, P.O. Box 40, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.
  • W.K. Agyemang Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Building and Road Research Institute (CSIR-BRRI), Traffic and Transportation Engineering Division, P.O. Box 40, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.

Abstract



This study was undertaken to ascertain the transport and travel patterns of peri-urban settlements in Kumasi, by assessing the modal choices and trip characteristics of the peri-urban residents in meeting socio-economic needs. The 'trotro' (mini-bus) and walk modes were the two most dominant forms of transportation, accounting for about 90 % of the trips made. Walking was most common for trips to schools and social purposes, whilst the 'trotro' (mini-bus) was an important mode of transport to the market, hospital and workplace. About 60 % of all trips were less than 6.0 km in length and just about 20 % were longer than 10 km. The commutation to the city was common because, the peri-urban residents depended more on the city than their locality for health and market (shopping) needs.

Journal of Applied Science and Technology (JAST) , Vol. 5, Nos. 1 & 2, 2000, pp. 162-167
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