Challenges of traffic congestion in kampala city central business district

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Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
This study was conducted to explore the causes and problems or traffic congestion. This was after the realization that the people of Kampala City do face such problems. The study design took the form of a case study of Kampala City Central Business District in that the data sought was qualitative. The study also involved purposive compiling. The data were collected using interviews and observation for primary and documents analysis for secondary data. In all a sample of30 respondents were involved in the study. The study specifically set out to achieve the following objectives, to find out the causes of traffic congestion and the problems which arise from traffic congestion. The data were analyzed qualitatively which involved a narrative and literal description of en1erging issues. The study established that traffic congestion are caused by reckless driving, wrong parking along the road. narrow roads. pedestrians unnecessary crossing of the road. Some of the problems as outcomes of traffic congestion were also explored for instance pollution and delay in trade. The study recommends for an inter-sectoral and participatory planning given the fact that the number of Vehicles are constantly increasing on the same roads. The study concludes that all examples of the causes of traffic congestion work hard in hand to result to the same problems.
A dissertation submitted to the College of Education Open and Distance in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Education of Kampala International University
traffic congestion, kampala city