Adequacy of Off-Parking Facilities in Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

Adeniran, Adetayo Olaniyi


Vehicular traffic and availability of parking space becomes more paramount when critically viewed from the level of huge investment that has been pumped to the road and infrastructural development by successive governing council of FUTA.Car parking can be defined as a situation when a vehicle is temporarily/permanently put out of use and kept in a designated place without impairing the movement of other vehicles.There is an increased shift in the number of vehicles or automobile privately and commercially owned. The consequence of this trend has led to congestion on road and excessive use of the existing car parks. FUTA community is a good example for this study.

The buildings covered in the study are Entrepreneurship Building, CERAD Annex office, School of Agriculture Building, School of Engineering Building, Senate Building, Old Student Affairs, School of Postgraduate, School of Management Technology, School of Earth and Mineral Science and School of Science.From the findings, majority of the car parks are not adequate. Also, there is a statistical significant relationship between the demographic characteristics of car owners and private car ownership. As at the time of survey, it was revealed that the %, parking index for School of Management Technology is 100%; this shows that all the parking bays were occupied as at the time of survey.The recommendation in this paper for the institution revolves around three categories, which are, education, engineering and enforcement.

Keywords: Car parking, Off-Street Parking, Parking accumulation, Parking index, FUTA.

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