Analysis of Transport and Street Addressing Challenges in Oyo State, Nigeria
International Journal of Transportation Engineering and Technology
Proper land use planning system does not only give aesthetic look to an urban area, it also increases accessibility and enhances effective spatial interactions. Mobility in Oyo State, Nigeria has been affected over the years as a result of lack or inaccurate and inadequate street addressing system. The buildings are corrugated without proper delineation therefore making accessibility and mobility extremely difficult. This paper therefore examined the challenges of mobility as a result of
... a result of haphazard layout of street systems and analyzed the consequences of inadequate or lack of street addresses in the State. Data were collected from town planning officials across the three senatorial districts and commercial drivers from various districts using random, purposive and incidental sampling techniques. Five Local Government Areas were randomly selected from each senatorial district. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze collected data. The analysis revealed that, 66.9 percent of the variance on the effect of transport could be predicted from the independents variables (Ignorance of Individual; Disagreement over Land; Financial Constraint; Illegal Street Address; Lack of Government Interest; Inadequate Data and Lack of Adherence to Master Plan). Results also indicated that; poor street address has a quantifiable impact on the transport operations, builders did not follow approved city plan, official did not enforce and often there used to be disagreements over ownership of streets in conurbations. It is therefore important for government to enforce strict measures and compliance to street address to avoid confusion and encourage smooth transportation delivery.