Assessment of Automobiles and Pedestrians Control Techniques Within Markets in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Taiwo A. Arowolo, Jibrin Sule, Jennifer Yashi, Kolawole Oluwaseyi, Adeyemi M. Oluwatosin, Dauda P. Itomi-ushi, Oladipo T. Oluwatosin


The Assessment of automobile and pedestrian control techniques within the market environment cannot be overemphasized as it is one of the most important ways in curtailing poor market environment in terms of traffic congestion. Automobile and pedestrian congestion is a situation that arises when the road networks are incapable of accommodating the traffic generated. Automobile and pedestrians control techniques in market refers to regulation, adoption, or maintenance of automobile and pedestrian functions or feature either by design or new construction within the market. The sustainable design encompasses standard layout, adequate parking, standard road network system, provision of signs and markings, proper zoning etc. This research aimed at assessing pedestrian and automobile control technique adopted within markets in Kaduna with the view of designing a more improved circulation pattern and sustainable markets in terms of automobile and pedestrian control within the study area. With this regard, an observation method of research was adopted. The daily markets were randomly selected out of the numerous markets within Kaduna metropolis and its environs. The result shows that the proper automobiles and pedestrians control techniques was not properly observed or  adopted in over 90% of the market. The study further revealed that the selected markets within Kaduna share similar features and characteristics. Therefore to curtail these, recommendations were made on various practical methods for integration/adoption in market design so as to archive an effective automobile control within the markets in Kaduna metropolis.

Keywords: Automobiles, Control Techniques, Market Congestion, Pedestrian

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