E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 4, 2023

Public Transport and Mobility Conditions of the Population in Cocody (Cote D’Ivoire)

Author(s): Goze Thomas


Cocody, one of the ten communes of the city of Abidjan with 692,583 inhabitants, i.e., 12.33% of the total population of the economic capital (INS, 2021), is particularly dynamic, and the populations that have to travel face difficulties in terms of mobility and access to public transport services. Waiting and travel times during the day in Abidjan are estimated at more than 200 minutes by the World Bank. Despite numerous attempts to improve and multiply the various options for good transport services in the municipality of Cocody, the quality of services still suffers from lack of comfort, low frequency of service, etc. This study seeks to determine the effects of public transport on the quality of service in the posh commune of Cocody. To achieve this, this research was based on a methodology consisting of documentary research, field observation, inventory and questionnaire surveys. A sample of 270 randomly selected users of the various public transport services was used to conduct this study. The analysis shows that, like Abidjan, the public transport system in Cocody is made up of different options including SOTRA buses, shuttles commonly called "Gbakas?, metered and communal cabs, connected vehicles and boat buses. Despite the existence of these urban transport services, the quality of supply considerably impacts the mobility of the populations of Cocody and therefore the living conditions of users in the commune.

Keywords: Cocody, Public Transport, Quality of Service, Mobility, Living Conditions

Pages: 164-171

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