Improving Lagos traffic: Can infrastructure outpace population growth?
Lagos and traffic. Source: IBM Research via Flickr

It’s a random Wednesday at the Stears Business newsroom, and our Editor-in-Chief (EIC) is taking stock of activities. 

EIC asks: “How was yesterday, hope not too bad”?

“I couldn’t believe it. I was so angry o! I spent FIVE-GOOD HOURS in traffic between Ikeja and Ikotun”, one of my colleagues replies.

After doing a quick google search, I almost laughed. Without traffic jams, his journey should take 33 minutes, but as he let out his frustration in a seven-minute rant, we were speechless. The silence during that zoom call was heavy with a mix of empathy and humour as we remembered our own horrible traffic experiences.

In the heat of the moment, we pondered on why Lagos’ traffic problem has stubbornly remained. Is it that the roads are bad? That's a factor. However, we see road constructions and expansions in the state every day. Just two years ago, the state’s

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Adesola Afolabi

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