International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Mechanical Engineering | Nigeria | Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018

Analysis of Bus-Stops and Lay-Bys Level of Service along Oshodi - Abeokuta Express Road, Lagos, Nigeria

Olorunnimbe R.O | Oni S. I. | Ege E. | Giwa O. M.

Abstract: This study had undertaken an assessment of the level of services of bus-stops and lay-bys along OshodiAbeokuta Expressway, Lagos metropolis. Five objectives were formulated to actualize the aim of this study and these are to identify available bus-stops and lay bys, examine the physical characteristics of bus stop and layby infrastructure, identify the factors responsible for the observed traffic characteristics, measure the bus inflow, outflow, dwell time and queue parameters, and determine the level of service of major bus stops and laybys in the study area. More importantly, primary and secondary data were used. The primary data includes, Traffic count, field measurement and Personal field observation while the secondary data include information gotten from journals and other literatures. The study identified 32 bus-stops from Oshodi Sango. In general, 8 different infrastructures were identified showing their condition and availability in each bus-stops. Further findings show that the road has 3 lanes on both sides of the highway. It was also observed that six major bus-stops constitute the challenging locations for traffic flow and bus operations out of the eleven identified between Oshodi Iyana Ipaja. In the findings, it was also discovered that the major bus-stops are always congested during the morning peak period while they caused travel time delays travel and low traffic flow. This study concluded that the bus-stops and lay-bys have significant effects on buses services, passenger boarding and alighting at each bus-stop so as to ease the flow of traffic and thereby reducing travel time. This study therefore recommends that the government should increase the capacity of bus-stops in the study area so as to reduce delay at bus-stop and encourage free traffic flow along the study area among others.

Keywords: Traffic congestion, Bus-Stop/Lay- By, level of service, Traffic Flow, bus dwell time

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018,

Pages: 1238 - 1246

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Olorunnimbe R.O, Oni S. I., Ege E., Giwa O. M., "Analysis of Bus-Stops and Lay-Bys Level of Service along Oshodi - Abeokuta Express Road, Lagos, Nigeria", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018, pp. 1238-1246,

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