Thursday, February 6, 2020

Lagos, Nigeria, choked with cars, bans okadas, makes things worse

Lagos has a world-wide reputation for its infamous traffic jams and poorly maintained roads, and the ban will only increase the problems for residents of the city. For the 22 million residents of Lagos, commercial motorbikes — known as “okadas” — have gained repute for their ability to snake through Lagos’ ever present congestions. Tricycles — “keke’s” — are also a major form of transport used to beat the congestion.
To the government of Lagos, however, these alternatives probably deviate from their vision of how a megacity should look. 

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