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Type Journal Article - Journal of Transport Geography
Title Travel behaviour in Ghana: empirical observations from four metropolitan areas
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Volume 19
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2011
Page numbers 313-322
URL http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds;[]=citjour​nalarticle_354856_38
Abstract
The paper examines the travel behaviour of residents in four key metropolitan areas in Ghana with data from 926 respondents including 451 females obtained at intra-commuter vehicle terminals. The analysis of the data showed that the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) continues to dominate in the intra-urban commuter service. Also, in spite of persistent complaints from consumers about the high cost of transport fares, it is rather the cost of food, children’s education, clothing and to some extent personal entertainment which consume a disproportionate share of residents’ disposable incomes. Notwithstanding this finding, respondents’ expectation is to pay less than they are doing now for commuting within the study areas.

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