RESEARCH ARTICLE


Assessment of the Influence of Lagos Bus Rapid Transit Scheme (BRT-Lite) on Road Traffic Crashes (RTC) on Lagos Mainland-Island Corridor



Adeyinka Peter Ajayi1, 2, *
1 Department of Transport and Tourism Studies, Redeemer University, Ede, Osun, Nigeria
2 Department of Geography, Fort Hare University, Alice, Republic of South Africa


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© 2017 Adeyinka Peter Ajayi.

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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Transport and Tourism Studies, Redeemer University, Ede, Osun Nigeria/ Department of Geography, Fort Hare University, Alice, Republic of South Africa; Tel: +2348033593676; E-mails: kunmi_ayo@yahoo.com, ajayia@run.edu.ng


Abstract

Background:

This paper filled an important gap in the on-going global assessment of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) operations on Road Traffic Crashes (RTC) safety outcomes on corridors plied.

Introduction:

The work carried out a scientific investigation of the impact of Lagos BRT-Lite(Africa’s first and only BRT scheme) on the achievement of a possible reduction in the incidences of RTC on the 22-kilometer radial highway that connects Mile12 and Lagos Island the traditional central business district.

Methodology:

Secondary data on the incidences of RTC on the corridor between 2002 and 2013 were obtained from Nigeria Police. One-way Analysis of variance between subjects revealed that the advent of BRT operations on the corridor do not have any significant effect in the reported cases of the three categories of RTC examined. Minor (p=. 783), Serious (p= .887) and Fatal (p= .826).

Data Analysis:

Descriptive statistics, however, showed that there has been a general reduction in the incidences of all categories of RTC considered in the period after the commencement of BRT on the corridor.

Conclusion:

The paper concludes by positing that while it might be far-fetched to imply a direct causal relationship between the introduction of BRT and reduction in the cases of RTC on the corridor, it may not be far to suggest that it has definitely impacted safety outcomes as it relates to RTC.

Keywords: Bus Rapid Transit, Road Traffic Crashes, Lagos BRT-Lite, Assessment, One-way Analysis of variance, Public Transportation System.