URBAN TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES IN ACCRA: IS THE BRT A SOLUTION?

SSA Research BARBARA ESSANDOH 76 PAGES (17943 WORDS) Essay/Paper
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Abstract

This study set out to examine the role of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Ghana in resolving the

transportation challenges in Accra. The study employed qualitative research approach with semistructured

interviews as its main instrument of data collection. In all, a sample size of thirty

includes policy makers of Bus Rapid Transit affectionately called Ayalolo at the Ministry of

Transport, management members of the BRT. The study was conducted only in Accra, where the

BRT has been piloted. The study found out that, traffic congestion in the city of Accra occurs

within the peak hours of 6:00am- 10:30 and 4:30 pm-7:30 and is caused by lack of effective public

transport system, limited road network, ever increasing population growth, and over concentration

of businesses and activities at the central business district and

The study reveals that, the Bus Rapid Transport System is the best remedy for the excessive traffic

congestion within the city due to its ability to carry large volumes of passengers, dedicated lane

and possibility of ceasing the increasing and constant use of private cars on the roads.

Despite these great advantages associated with the system, the study found that, there are financial,

political, and infrastructural challenges impeding the effectiveness of the BRT system.

The study recommends that, management and government should develop an alternative system

that seeks to secure government support in managing the system as well as develop adequate

infrastructure for the system’s operation.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). URBAN TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES IN ACCRA: IS THE BRT A SOLUTION?. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 15, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/urban-transportation-challenges-in-accra-is-the-brt-a-solution

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "URBAN TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES IN ACCRA: IS THE BRT A SOLUTION?" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 31 Mar. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/urban-transportation-challenges-in-accra-is-the-brt-a-solution . Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "URBAN TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES IN ACCRA: IS THE BRT A SOLUTION?". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 31 Mar. 2021. Web. 15 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/urban-transportation-challenges-in-accra-is-the-brt-a-solution >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "URBAN TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES IN ACCRA: IS THE BRT A SOLUTION?" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 15, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/urban-transportation-challenges-in-accra-is-the-brt-a-solution