Year 2019, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 33 - 39 2019-01-15

Pedestrian’s Utilizations of Footbridge In Kano-Nigeria
Pedestrian’s Utilizations of Footbridge In Kano-Nigeria

Ibrahim Khalil Umar [1] , Samir Bashir [2] , Abba Mas’ud Alfanda [3] , Abdulwarith Ibrahim BB Farouk [4]

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Pedestrian crossing facilities such as crosswalk, pedestrian foot bridges overpass and underpass at intersection or midblock with crossing facilities are designed to separate pedestrians from the moving vehicles hence improving safety of the pedestrians. Questionnaire survey was used to determine the factors influencing use and utilization of foot bridge by pedestrians in Kano city, Nigeria. The survey results show that 70% of the respondents were frequent users of the bridge while 30% were found not be using it. Analysis of the survey result shows that age and gender were statistically significant in the utilisation of the bridge with p-value of 0.041 and 0.002 respectively while education level was found to be statistically insignificant p-value = 0.688. The major reasons influencing pedestrian to use the bridge were safety (66%), barricades (25%), then traffic flow (9%). For the pedestrians that does not use the bridge, they describe the bridge height (38.5%) as the major reason for not using the bridge followed by poor design of the ramps (26.5%). Improving the design of the bridges and using escalators will surely enhance use of the foot bridges by the pedestrians in Kano city.

Pedestrian crossing facilities such as crosswalk, pedestrian footbridges overpass, and under-pass at intersection or midblock with crossing facilities are designed to separate pedestrians from the moving vehicles hence improving safety of the pedestrians. Questionnaire survey was used to determine the factors influencing the use and utilization of footbridge by pedestrians in Kano city, Nigeria. The survey results show that 70% of the respondents were frequent users of the bridge while 30% were found not be using it. Analysis of the survey result shows that age and gender were statistically significant in the utilization of the bridge with a p-value of 0.041 and 0.002 respectively while education level was found to be statistically insignificant p-value = 0.688. The major reasons influencing pedestrian to use the bridge were safety (66%), barricades (25%), then traffic flow (9%). For the pedestrians that do not use the bridge, they describe the bridge height (38.5%) as the major reason for not using the bridge followed by poor design of the ramps (26.5%). Improving the design of the bridges and using escalators will surely enhance use of the footbridges by the pedestrians in Kano city. 

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Authors

Author: Ibrahim Khalil Umar (Primary Author)
Institution: Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi
Country: Turkey


Author: Samir Bashir

Author: Abba Mas’ud Alfanda

Author: Abdulwarith Ibrahim BB Farouk

Dates

Publication Date: January 15, 2019

Bibtex @research article { alku470913, journal = {ALKÜ Fen Bilimleri Dergisi}, issn = {}, eissn = {2667-7814}, address = {Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University}, year = {2019}, volume = {1}, pages = {33 - 39}, doi = {}, title = {Pedestrian’s Utilizations of Footbridge In Kano-Nigeria}, key = {cite}, author = {Umar, Ibrahim Khalil and Bashir, Samir and Alfanda, Abba Mas’ud and Farouk, Abdulwarith Ibrahim BB} }
APA Umar, I , Bashir, S , Alfanda, A , Farouk, A . (2019). Pedestrian’s Utilizations of Footbridge In Kano-Nigeria. ALKÜ Fen Bilimleri Dergisi, 1 (1), 33-39. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/alku/issue/39176/470913
MLA Umar, I , Bashir, S , Alfanda, A , Farouk, A . "Pedestrian’s Utilizations of Footbridge In Kano-Nigeria". ALKÜ Fen Bilimleri Dergisi 1 (2019): 33-39 <http://dergipark.org.tr/alku/issue/39176/470913>
Chicago Umar, I , Bashir, S , Alfanda, A , Farouk, A . "Pedestrian’s Utilizations of Footbridge In Kano-Nigeria". ALKÜ Fen Bilimleri Dergisi 1 (2019): 33-39
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ISNAD Umar, Ibrahim Khalil , Bashir, Samir , Alfanda, Abba Mas’ud , Farouk, Abdulwarith Ibrahim BB . "Pedestrian’s Utilizations of Footbridge In Kano-Nigeria". ALKÜ Fen Bilimleri Dergisi 1 / 1 (January 2019): 33-39.
AMA Umar I , Bashir S , Alfanda A , Farouk A . Pedestrian’s Utilizations of Footbridge In Kano-Nigeria. ALKÜ Fen Bilimleri Dergisi. 2019; 1(1): 33-39.
Vancouver Umar I , Bashir S , Alfanda A , Farouk A . Pedestrian’s Utilizations of Footbridge In Kano-Nigeria. ALKÜ Fen Bilimleri Dergisi. 2019; 1(1): 39-33.