Lemuel Ebo Makafui Amegashie
- Researcher, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Bus stop designs are a communal checkpoint for public vehicular transit. It has become a prominent and relevant tool in curbing traffic, as well as minimizing carbon emissions through its public services by reducing the ratio of passengers to automobile usage. Bus stops, therefore, have evolved into hubs of public significance for settlers in their businesses, schools, churches, offices as well as homes, hospitals, parks etc. In the universities, bus stops have moved from a mere option to an inevitable necessity. The rising demand by the student populace has proven to be a result of numerous factors, of which one of them is, to minimize transport expenses in the case of opting for taxis; or avoidance of fuel expenses and maintenance costs in the case of owning a licensed vehicle. It so therefore beckons for an investigation of these transit points and how their infrastructural fabrications have had an impact on social behavior of students at these locations. The study hereby seeks to make an intricate analysis, investigation and finding out how bus stops have played a major role as pertaining to the social behavior of students at these points Naturalistic method is engaged so as not to tamper with the variables within the field of experimentation. This is achieved through research instruments such as questionnaires, interviews and documentations. The study focuses on all Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) bus stops that see regular activity, usage, and engagement. The findings of this study provide a reasonable approach in how these checkpoints can be improved in their design in order to enhance positive social behavioral traits and minimize the negative among students.
Keywords: Bus stop, checkpoint, social behavior, automobile usage, infrastructural fabrications
[This article belongs to NOLEGEIN Journal of Organizational Behavior Management(njobm)]
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|Received||May 30, 2022|
|Accepted||August 20, 2022|
|Published||August 27, 2022|