Level of Awareness of Transport Externalities on Noise Pollution in Akure, Nigeria

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T. Oluwasanya
C. A. Enyinda
B. S. Olisa
M. S. Stephens


Transport conveys substantial socioeconomic benefits. It is a vital sector that facilitates progressive developments in economy of a nation. Advantages derived from transportation sector are vital in the integration of various regions and sectors of the economy of nations. Despite this advantage, one of the negative externalities it exhibits is noise pollution ‘an unwanted and undesirable sound’. Excessive noise in an environment is identified to constitute the most disturbing among the city pollutants and this is a serious urban crisis in Akure. This study ascertains the level of awareness of the users of transport services on the impact of transportation on the environment in Akure South LGA. and determines the effects of Noise pollution on the residents in the study area. Noise level measurement was done using a PCE-322A sound level meter and direct interview was conducted with residents and other road users. Noise data were collected at different time intervals to find out the variation of sound levels. Based on the findings, respondents reported that the most disturbing period of the day was evening (peak period) between 3 pm and 5.00 pm. The findings revealed that the level of awareness of negative effects of noise pollution is significantly low. The study recommended that pubic needs to be sensitized on the negative externalities of vehicular noise pollution and the need to curtail it.

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Oluwasanya, T., Enyinda, C. A., Olisa, B. S., & Stephens, M. S. (2023). Level of Awareness of Transport Externalities on Noise Pollution in Akure, Nigeria. AGIDIGBO: ABUAD Journal of the Humanities, 11(1), 11-20. Retrieved from https://journals.abuad.edu.ng/index.php/agidigbo/article/view/623