Existing transportation scenario in Tripoli, Libya

Amiruddin Ismail, Adel Ettaieb Elmloshi

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Abstract

Own cars are the most common mode of transport in Tripoli, Libya. About 66% of Tripoli's residents prefer to use their own cars and only 34% resort to depend on public transports namely taxi, coaches and microbuses for their transportation activities in the city centre area. Rapid increase in own cars' usage, coupled with no public transport system have caused problems such as acute traffic congestion, an increase in road accidents, deterioration in environmental well being and unbalanced land use characteristics. A questionnaire survey was carried out in Tripoli to address the first two of these problems. About 900 respondents were analysed where their needs were observed and expectations explored. The study has found that the variables to support the use of public transport system are the reductions in travel time, distance travelled and reasonable fares. The study also identifies some factors that prevent the users of private cars, taxi, coaches and microbuses from using the public transportation system, in order to enable the researcher to suggest and formulate logical policies to support better use of public transportation system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1288-1295
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volume5
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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Keywords

  • Descriptive and analytical
  • Own car
  • Public transport
  • Public transport system

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Existing transportation scenario in Tripoli, Libya. / Ismail, Amiruddin; Elmloshi, Adel Ettaieb.

In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 9, 09.2011, p. 1288-1295.

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