ASSESSMENT OF THE LOCATIONAL EFFECTS OF JANKARA MOTOR SPARE PARTS MARKET ON ROAD TRANSPORTATION IN LAGOS STATE
SODIYA O. O., Volume 3 Issue 1, 2020 Pages 1-11, Published: 2020-09-25
Jankara Motor Spare Part Market is one of the Motor Spare Parts Market in Lagos State, has been intensified due to the ever increasing demand for Used Motor Spare Parts (known as Tokunbo). Problems identified in the study area include; illegal parking of vehicle along the roads, sales and servicing of vehicle along the road, and the dumping of vehicular waste in the drains. The aim of the research is to assess the locational effects of the market on road transportation in the study area and make necessary recommendations. A traffic count and on-spot assessments were carried. The research revealed that cars had the highest number of vehicles plying the road with one thousand, four hundred and ninety five (1495) daily, representing 44% of the total number of vehicles plying the road. An average of 19 mins added travel time was recorded on the roads during the dry season, while 28 mins added travel time was recorded on the road period during the raining season. An average of twenty (20) vehicle were parked daily at each road side of the study area, and a complete encroachment of Ope- Ewe road by the market activities was identified. Recommendations made include; urban renewal in the form of rehabilitation, proper monitoring of activities by appropriate government agencies, and the location of annex of the market.