Moses Adedoku Olutoyin, Oluwole Arigbede Olaewaju, Simon Loms Manasseh


This paper examined the interaction between Zaria and its fringe settlements. Data for the research was collected from six major motor parks in Zaria, the data collected was analysed using simple descriptive statistics such as percentages and tables. The result shows that the outflow of passengers from Zaria to neighboring villages is higher than the inflow to Zaria on daily bases. Similarly, movement out of Zaria to the neighbouring villages is far more than the inflow of passengers to Zaria on market days. Also the number of passengers at each motor park depends on its distance to the neighboring villages. Finally the study suggests the need to consider daily and market days movement in addition to the distance from the neighbouring villages, while planning transportation link in the area. This will help in achieving optimality in transportation and urban planning.


Spatial Interaction, Zaria Town, Fringe Areas

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