This fateful day I googled how to manage/avoid/live with/
I decided to document how I personally manage traffic in Lagos. For your benefit. Oya say thank you aunty. :)
If you reside on the mainland and work on the island like I do (and 80% of Lagosians.), continue.
1) Download the GidiTraffic App or follow @giditraffic on twitter if you don't use a Lumia Phone
Total Life Saver.. its our Nigerian Waze...
The dude that runs this platform, retweets peoples traffic tweets which gives other people (you and I) information about traffic especially during rush hour..
the logic I use around this is... People can only tweet when they are stuck in serious traffic or when the road is surprisingly free..
Doesn't work all the time but at least it helps.
2) Listen to Lagos traffic Radio (96.1 FM):
A lot of people don't know about this radio station because frankly their signal strength is poor.
some time my car radio will just scan past it and when I eventually find it someone will just be hearing "Sshhhhhhhh Shhhhhhhhhh" (that annoying radio sound).
When it eventually works its a life saver, LASTMA officials from different parts of Lagos call in to describe the traffic situation in their area and the presenters don't have "spree spree" accents. they actually speak Yoruba sometimes so that they can communicate with all their listeners which I think is very impressive. (If you don't know LASTMA then this article is not for you).
3) Know your Timing...:Once its 5PM and you are still chilling in V.I but you stay in Magodo, just know you will continue your chilling on third mainland bridge for the rest of the evening. When ever you are going out, to work or to flex make sure you strategic in your timing or you will just suffer unnecessary headache.
Its been long since I blogged o.
3 points and I'm tired.
I hope this has been helpful.
if you have other ways you manage Lagos traffic, Abeg comment so that I can update.