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Accessibility to Bus Terminals: A Statistical Analysis of Commuter?s Perception and Socio- Demographic Characteristics

Daudu PI

This study analysis accessibility of commuters to bus stops within Kaduna metropolis. Bus stop accessibility is a vital component of a successful transportation system. The research evaluates accessibility to bus stops within Kaduna metropolis. The sources of data for the study include a structured questionnaire, satellite imagery and a Global Navigation Satellite System. The study took a socio-demographic dimension and obtained data from the structured questionnaire; the data included variables such as; walking distance, passengers fare, waiting time, bus availability and means of accessing bus stop. Purposive sampling was used to select 12 bus stops with the highest activity within the study area. 400 bus commuters were purposively interviewed, those waiting to board or alight buses at the bus stop using a schedule. For a presentation of the summarized data, descriptive and inferential statistics were used. A regression model was also used to determine which of the variables on the questionnaire are significant in showing problems of accessibility. This revealed that trip fare, place of access, waiting time and walking distance are positively significant problems of accessibility. The study concluded that using socio-demographic characteristics to determine accessibility is quite essential as not only a spatial analysis are used to determine accessibility.

Published Date: 2021-07-07; Received Date: 2021-06-16