International Journal of Modern Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 5, 2017, Pages 205-211.
Influence of Technology on Streamlining Traffic Flow in Nairobi Central Business District
F. Ogambi¹, M. Onyango¹, N. B. Okelo²,*
¹School of Business and Economics, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, P. O. Box 210-40601, Bondo-Kenya.
²School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, P. O. Box 210-40601, Bondo-Kenya.
*Corresponding author’s e-mail: email@example.com
Nairobi experiences excess traffic congestion and initiatives to relieve it needs a clear plan with clear objectives and strategies. The purpose of this study was to establish the influence of use of technology on streamlining traffic flow in Nairobi Central Business District (CBD). The study was mixed methods in nature and descriptive survey research design was used. The research instruments were questionnaires, interview schedules and observation schedule. Validity of the instruments was assessed through expert scrutiny of the supervisors while reliability was established through split- half method. Data collected was analysed using computer Statistical Software Package (SPSS version 22.0) and was presented in form of percentages, and tables Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was used to determine whether there were differences between the strategic options and traffic flow. All tests of significance was computed at α = 0.05. For the qualitative data a thematic analysis was done. The results showed that the correlation coefficient between application of technology and traffic flow r=0.885 implying strong positive correlation. ANOVA results also indicated that there is a significant relationship between use of technology and traffic flow. In conclusion, the study found that there is need for a holistic integrative approach to strategic options in order to streamline traffic flow in the CBD.
Keywords: Technology; Traffic flow; Central Business District; Nairobi.