Lagos is easily one of the busiest cities in Nigeria, if not the busiest. Eko is home to a large chain of business enterprises, companies, recreation centres and of course – it is also known to be overcrowded. To help you escape the stress, we have come up with 4 practical ways to avoid traffic in Lagos. This will save you time and energy on a daily.
Get out extra early
Personally, I have the rule to leave home at least 2 hours early. This is because Lagos roads can be unpredictable, you don’t know what you would face each day, so the best thing is to leave home prepared. Give yourself time to sit in traffic and enjoy it because it is inevitable.
Make use of traffic multimedia
Technology has arguably made the world a safer and better place, and Lagos is no exception. You can from the comfort of your home or office know what the road is looking like before stepping out. Using apps like Google maps, you will know where the traffic is and alternative routes you can take.
Grab a bike (Okada)/ Maruwa
You can get around the city with GoKada or a Keke – they are pretty safe. They save time, but if your heart can’t take it, I wouldn’t recommend.
Avoid Rush Hours (resumption or closing hours)
It is practical and very effective, but it requires patience. Resumption and closing time of commuters in Lagos are usually the busiest and most congested time of the day. But if you can be patient and let the crowd go ahead, you will find the road traffic free for movement. Basically, resumption time is between 8 – 10 am, while closing time is 4 – 6 pm.