Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital city, has been mostly ranked among African cities facing challenges of road traffic congestion.
A report of Business Insider tagged the centre of excellence the worst in this category, having recorded a traffic index of 348.69 among surveyed seven cities in the black continent.
“The traffic index is the percentage of additional time a road trip takes due to congestion,” the official report read
Besides Lagos, other African cities listed in the report are Nairobi and Cairo – Kenya and Egypt’s capital cities – coming second and third with 256.39 and 244.23 respectively.
The other four are South African cities – Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban having 230.51, 211.92, 201.29 and 121.29 respectively.
Stating reasons for traffic congestion in these cities, the report said, “Poor road networks, poor driving and inadequate road management systems are some causes of traffic congestion across African cities.”