Journal of
African Studies and Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Afr. Stud. Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2189
  • DOI: 10.5897/JASD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 238

Article in Press

Harmonizing Parking: A Spatial Analysis of Parking System in Ikorodu Metropolis, Lagos, Nigeria

Ibrahim-Adedeji, Kamaldeen Babatunde

  •  Received: 09 November 2018
  •  Accepted: 29 November 2018
This study examines the parking situation in Lagos megacity, Nigeria with the aim of suggesting possible solutions and provide pertinent information for non-governmental organizations’, government department, ministries and agencies. The study adopts mixed approached in the collections of data. The study found that although parking lots and spaces were adequately provided in most activities areas and center in Lagos mega city, but were not well utilized, why some have been converted to other uses that the area was not zoned for. It also, exposed that parking areas prerequisite to be improved upon in terms of acceptable provision of shoppers’ corner. The strategy similarly to put into deliberation the features of the well-being of the parking areas such as decrease of direct and prolonged sun glare as the foremost users of the parking areas (commuters, trader and shoppers), constituting up to 83 percent of users, exercises average parking duration of over 2 hours. The result discloses that the average peak accumulation of the purposive picked parking lots is 1,052 vehicles. Explanations are also shown that most the parking area is an open expanse of bitumen surfaces, scarcely with trees to offer shade from the sun. The study further revealed that the environmental and sanitation offices in the megacity were corrupt, collect a certain amount of money for street vendors which turns the parking lots to trade arena. However, this study recommends that since parking is a necessity, applicable parking demand administration policy needs to be set in place to check disorganized design and use of parking and on-street parking on-press. This will uphold cost-effective, efficient and guarantee sustainable built urban environment.

Keywords: Balancing Parking, Spatial Analysis, Parking System, Ikorodu Metropolis, Lagos Nigeria