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Varied perceptions of environmental impacts from informal public transport hubs in two sub-Saharan African cities (Nairobi and Ibadan)

Onyango, Vincent; Olowosegun, Adebola; Moyo, Dumiso


Vincent Onyango

Dumiso Moyo


This paper explored perceptions of the environmental impacts of informal public transport (IPT) in Ibadan, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya. Based on a questionnaire survey supplemented by exploratory factor analysis the results revealed unanimous agreement that IPT hubs and the infrastructure around them are perceived as having adverse impacts on local people and their environment. There exist statistically significant differences on the perceptions, including the latent factors underpinning them, at city level and across respondent’s backgrounds. The findings imply significant scope for urban planning practice and policy-making to find systematic methods to integrate the knowledge about IPT’s perceived environmental impacts, from all urban citizens, as a means to pro-actively enhance their rights and inclusiveness. This will ameliorate a planning culture that often ignores the realities and concerns of the marginalised.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 3, 2021
Online Publication Date Oct 1, 2021
Publication Date Apr 3, 2023
Deposit Date Feb 18, 2022
Journal International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development
Print ISSN 1474-6778
Electronic ISSN 1478-7466
Publisher Inderscience
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Issue 2
Pages 113-133
Keywords informal public transport; IPT; environmental impacts; perceptions; Nairobi; Ibadan; urban planning
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