THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ARCHITECTURAL DESING AND URBAN ROAD TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN ENUGU, NIGERIA.

Authors

  • Agu Augustine O Department of Architecture, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus
  • Basil Amaka-Anolue M Department of Architecture, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus
  • Clifford A. U. Department of Architecture, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus

Keywords:

Infrastructural Development, Rural Areas, Communities, Sustainable, Architecture, Nigeria.

Abstract

The interaction between urban architecture and urban transportation cannot be overemphasized in attaining functionality of the urban system. There is a seeming connect between urban road traffic congestion and urban architecture especially in most cities like Enugu. The National Transport Document, (NTD, 2010) as in the National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS) framework to be driven by the private-sector and with the fundamental objective of developing an adequate, safe, environmentally sound and efficient transport system in the context of a progressive and competitive market economy.  This study therefore aims to determine the relationship between architectural design and urban traffic congestion with a view to enhancing transportation architecture using the case of Enugu metropolis. The study utilized a survey design method. Primary and secondary data were collected and analyzed. A sample size of 400 respondents comprised of Architects. The findings identified prominent areas of traffic congestion to include the Okpara Avenue axis, Ogbete Main Market area, Old Park area, Agbani Road axis, Keyantta area, coal camp area and Abakpa area. Findings showed that the neglect of various architectural design considerations in the urban design of Enugu city has a relationship with the perennial traffic congestion in the city. This was also agreed to by 100% of the respondents who further lamented delay in travel time, difficulty in transportation and stress in their movement from one part of the city to the other. The identified prominent areas of perennial traffic congestion were observed at 100% response rate to have concentration of various transport companies. The study therefore recommended for transportation architecture and the adoption of architectural design considerations in the urban transportation design in Enugu metropolis and beyond.

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Published

2024-07-04

How to Cite

Agu, A. O., Basil , A.-A. M., & Clifford , A. U. (2024). THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ARCHITECTURAL DESING AND URBAN ROAD TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN ENUGU, NIGERIA. Journal of Environmental Management and Safety, 13(2), 16. Retrieved from https://cepajournal.com/index.php/jems/article/view/491