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A Study of Socio-Economic Characteristics of the Urbanities and Their Travel Pattern in Nigeria

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Badania społeczno-ekonomicznych cech mieszkańców miast oraz ich wzorców transportowych w Nigerii
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This study, examined the relationship between socio-economic characteristics of the urbanities and their intra-urban mobility patterns in and across six selected cities in Osun State, Nigeria. Primary source of data for this work is the households across the cities studied. Instruments of data collection were focusing group discussion and questionnaire administered on the urban residents to investigate the socio-economic characteristics of the households and their travel patterns. Stratified sampling technique was employed to select two cities each from large, medium and small urban centres in Osun State. One percent (2133) of the households in the selected cities was systematically and randomly sampled for data collection. The resulting data were descriptively and inferentially analyzed using tables, percentages and multiple regression analysis. Analysis reveals a positive relationship between the socio-economic and travel pattern of urbanites in the cities. The study shows that about 92.5% of the variability in the observed travel pattern is explained by the socio-economic characteristics of urban residents. The study concluded with the suggestion that urban planning must be done in such a way that it will enhance effective travel pattern within and among different socio-economic groups.
W niniejszym artykule zbadano związek pomiędzy społeczno-ekonomicznymi cechami mieszkańców miast a ich wewnątrzmiejskimi wzorcami mobilności w sześciu wybranych miastach w stanie Osun w Nigerii. Pierwotne źródła danych stanowią gospodarstwa domowe w badanych miastach. Dla zgromadzenia danych dotyczących społeczno-ekonomicznych cech gospodarstw domowych oraz ich wzorców podróżowania użyto dyskusji w ramach grup fokusowych oraz kwestionariuszy rozprowadzonych wśród mieszkańców miast. Dla doboru próby wykorzystano technikę warstwową i wybrano po dwa miasta z dużego, średniego i małego centrum miejskiego w stanie Osun. Próbę dobrano systematycznie i losowo z jednego procenta (2 133) gospodarstw domowych w wyróżnionych miastach. Otrzymane dane analizowano w sposób opisowy i dedukcyjny za pomocą tabel, odsetków oraz analizy regresji. Analiza ujawniła pozytywną zależność pomiędzy cechami społeczno-ekonomicznymi a wzorcami podróżowania mieszkańców. Badanie wykazało, że około 92,5% zmienności w obserwowanych wzorcach mobilności jest tłumaczone za pomocą społeczno-ekonomicznych cech mieszkańców. We wnioskach zawarto sugestię, że planowanie miast powinno sprzyjać efektywnym wzorcom podróżowania różnych grup społeczno-ekonomicznych.
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  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria
  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology,Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria
  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria
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