Lagos State, the most populous state in Nigeria, is one of the
fastest-growing cities in the world. It is also considered as one of the
world’s 36 mega-cities.
Lagos has one of the largest, most
extensive, and busiest road networks in West Africa. Sadly, Lagos has an
insufficient suburban train and some ferry services.
within the state is principally by road. This often leaves the internal
roads and expressways congested at peak hours, due in part to the
geography of the city, as well as its explosive population growth.
before the advent of the Lagos BRT, Lagos was regarded as the only
megacity (defined by the UN as a city with a population of over 10
million) without any organized public transport system.
monorail system that is supposed to span the length of the Badagry
expressway to Lagos Island is currently under construction.
the introduction of the BRT bus system and over 800 new intra-city
buses by the Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration, there is still a
significant deficit of public mass transit vehicles in Lagos.
The photos below show the daily challenges of getting available mass transit vehicles faced by residents of Lagos state.