COMPARATIVE ANALYSES OF RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL LAND USES ON TRANSPORT DEMAND WITHIN ILARO TOWNSHIP
SALAKO, O. F.; OJO, L. A.; AND OLATUNJI, O. M., Volume 3 Issue 1, 2020 Pages 209-226, Published: 2020-09-25
This research work examined the comparative analyses of residential and commercial land uses on transport demand using Oke Ola and Igboro in Ilaro as case study. It evaluated the respective level of demand for transport by different land uses in the study areas, so as to determine the variation in transport demand of various land uses, as well as to identify causes of variation in transport demand by different land uses together with major means of mobility. The methodology adopted is origin-destination survey, using cordon count via a simple random sampling. A total of one hundred (100) copies of questionnaire were administered to respondents with focus on Oke Ola and Igboro areas of Ilaro township. Analyses were done with the use of descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings revealed that most of respondents (80%) in Oke Ola have their location of employment outside the study area, that is within Ilaro; when compared to Igboro, majority of the respondents (72%) have their locations of employment in the study area that is, within Igboro. In addition, findings also revealed that more trips were generated from Oke Ola and more trips were attracted to Igboro. Also, motorcycle accounts for highest vehicle type being used for travel in both areas under focus. The study recommends that Oke Ola, which serves as the residential land use should be structured or zoned with some adjoining commercial land uses, to stabilise the demand for transport in the study area, whileIgboro which serves as the commercial land use should be structured or zoned with some adjoining residential land uses, so as to stabilise the demand for transport in the study area. Also, it is recommended that there should be improvement in transport facilities within the entire Ilaro township.