Traffic congestion, Transportation, Demand, Supply


This study examined traffic congestion in Abuja metropolis, F.C.T.- Nigeria using demand and supply approach. The study adopted survey research design. Primary data was collected using questionnaires. Descriptive statistics was used to analysed the data with the aid of tables and graphs. It was discovered that as a road reaches its capacity, each additional vehicle imposes more total delay on others than they bear, resulting in excessive traffic volumes. Congestion is mainly due to the intensive use of automobiles, whose ownership has spread massively in the F.C.T. in recent decades. The study revealed that traffic congestion causes serious consequences in the F.C.T. by increasing travel time, arrival unreliability particularly, during peak hours, fuel consumption, pollution emissions and driver stress, and reduce life satisfaction. The study recommends the need to expand road capacity and greater utilization of modes of transportation with a high occupancy coefficient, including carpooling and rationalization of on-street parking.

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Mr. Ibrahim Abdul and Mr. Salihu Habibu Mohammed Gani are staff of the Nassarawa State University, Keffi.

Mr. Ibrahim G. Umaru is a staff of Kaduna State University, Kaduna.

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