The Challenges of Mobility Within Owerri City, Nigeria

Sabina Chiaka Osuji, Emmanuella Chinenye Onyenechere


The study identifies the road transportation problems in Owerri city, Nigeria and determines whether the existing road network in Owerri city, is adequate for effective worktrip. This is necessary because for many years the city of Owerri has faced a lot of road transportation problems, which has created many social, physical, economic and political tensions in the city. The survey method using questionnaire was employed in the study.The stratified, random and systematic sampling techniques were used in selection of eight routes and 240 respondents from six zones of the city. The result showed that the worst transport problem experienced by the inhabitants of the city is traffic congestion. The study therefore concludes that the contribution of the state government and the municipal authority in improving transport problems should come in the form of developing more road networks, increasing mass-transit buses, encouraging the use of bicycles and providing pedestrian walk ways.


Traffic; Road; Work; Trip; Owerri city; Works trip


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