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Tech, transport, sustainability: the undefined prospects of Lagos Ride

Tech, transport, sustainability: the undefined prospects of Lagos Ride

Adetoyinbo, Ayobami, Dada, Oluwaseun Alexander, Gbadegeshin, Saheed, Mogaji, Emmanuel ORCID: 0000-0003-0544-4842, Olaleye, Sunday Adewale and Ugwuja, Alex Amaechi (2022) Tech, transport, sustainability: the undefined prospects of Lagos Ride. [Working Paper] (doi:

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The Lagos State Government of Nigeria signed a partnership agreement with CIG Motors Company Limited to revamp road transportation in the state. The agreement heralded a new e-hailing taxi scheme known as 'Lagos Ride,' which kicks off with a pilot fleet of 1,000 cars While this initiative is commendable, it is imperative to reflect on this project and explore its prospects and challenges amidst the growing clamour for a more sustainable mode of transportation and decarbonising transportation. This report acknowledged that a crucial decision had been taken, which indicates the cars were bought and seen in convoy on Lagos's streets. The question remains what stakeholders can learn from this initiative and possibly if there are things that the government can do differently in the future. With this additional number of cars, we cannot disregard the impact on traffic congestion in the city. The number of vehicles will increase, yet the road network and infrastructure are not growing to meet this growing demand for transport services. Most government and transport operators around the world have recognised the need for decarbonisation. It is imperative to remind governments who are still investing in the ICE mode of transportation to start looking out for a more sustainable way of transportation.

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: transportation; sustainability; urban transport; Lagos; Nigeria
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2022 15:57

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