Impact of Motor-Cycle Operation on the Mobility of Residents in Egbeda Local Government, Nigeria

Muili, A.B., Yakubu, D.A


This study examined the impact of motorcycle operation as means of mobility on the residents of Egbeda local government of Oyo state. Two hundred and two (202) questionnaires were administered among the operators and passengers along the major roads in the study area through accidental sampling technique and analysed using descriptive and inferential methods. Chi-square was used to show relationship between the socio-economic characteristics and the mobility of the respondents. The result shows that 66.7% of unemployed residents were not satisfied with operation of motor-cycle in the study area. While 59.8% of the residents walk to enjoy the service of motor-cycle within 5-10 min. the accident occurs between 2009-2018 was 132 cases of motor-cycles and those with special cases referred to General hospital in Ibadan. The mode of registration is similar in all units. The analysis also revealed that operation of motorcycles suffers from accidents, frequent breakdown, inefficient traffic management measures, and presence of touts at the terminals and a host of others. The study recommends establishment of user’s committee, rehabilitation of existing roads, formulation of effective traffic operation of motorcycle within Egbeda local government.

Keywords: Moto-cycle operation, accident, conflict, improvement.

DOI: 10.7176/CER/11-12-06

Publication date: December 31st 2019

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