Promoting Sustainable Mobility in University Campus: A Case Study of Modibbo Adama University (MAU), Nigeria
Promoting sustainable mobility within university campuses has many benefits. This study aims to examine the mobility pattern and identify challenges related to existing modes of transportation within Modibbo Adama University (MAU) Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria. Based on inputs from university staff and students through questionnaire surveys and face-to-face interviews, the study ascertains and explains the problems of existing modes of transportation on campus. The survey revealed that 88% of the respondents perceived poor roads and walkways as a major mobility challenge. About 44% rated mobility within the campus as fair, 43% claimed the situation was poor, while 13% rated campus mobility as good. Regarding the desired improvement for campus mobility, 55% of the respondents wanted the provision of walkways, 40% favored the provision of bus stops / terminals, and 5% preferred an increase in the number of Taxis. The study recommended effective implementation of Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategies within the campus by establishing bus transit services, paved pedestrian walkways to connect bus stops, encourage bicycling programs to reduce carbon emissions and enhance non-motorized mobility.
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