Nigeria - Road Traffic Data

Dive deep into the complexities of Nigeria’s bustling road networks with our extensive traffic dataset, offering critical insights into traffic volumes, congestion patterns, and vehicle types across diverse regions from the congested streets of Lagos to the quieter roads of smaller towns. Ideal for policy makers, urban planners, and businesses, this dataset is invaluable for devising effective traffic management solutions, enhancing public transportation systems, and supporting infrastructure development initiatives across Nigeria.

Vital Traffic Insights across the Nigeria

Examine in-depth data and studies that provide insight into the complexities of traffic patterns, heavily congested zones, and variations in velocity needed for making well-informed decisions when designing transportation infrastructure in Nigeria.


Total Number of records
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195,000 kilometers

Total Length of Nigeria Roads (Kms)
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Panama Street - 78.5 km/h

Fastest Road by Median Speed
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Ralph Shodeinde Street - 39.03 km/h

Slowest Road by Median Speed
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Preview the depth and breadth of our traffic data collection, showcasing how granular insights can revolutionize transportation planning and management in Nigeria.

Key Variables

Examine in-depth data and studies that provide insight into the complexities of traffic patterns, heavily congested zones, and variations in velocity needed for making well-informed decisions when designing transportation infrastructure in Nigeria.

TravelTime Standard Deviation
Reflects the variability in travel time, highlighting potential delays and inconsistencies in journey durations.
Street Name
The official name of a road, essential for location identification and route navigation.
The maximum legally permitted speed on a road segment, crucial for safety and traffic flow analysis.
The length of a road segment or route, key in calculating travel times and route planning.
Median speed
The middle value of speed measurements, offering a representative speed of traffic under typical conditions.
The order of road segments or data points, important for mapping routes and analyzing traffic flow sequences.
Standard Deviation speed
A measure of speed variability, indicating the consistency or fluctuation of traffic speeds.
A classification system for roads, determining their hierarchy and role in overall traffic mobility.
Sample Size
The number of data points or observations collected, critical for the reliability and accuracy of traffic analysis.
Average speed
The arithmetic mean of speed data, useful for understanding overall traffic flow on a road segment.

Use Cases

How can this dataset benefit you?

Strategic Traffic Congestion Management in Lagos

Utilize the road traffic data from Nigeria to develop and implement strategic traffic congestion management plans in Lagos, one of Africa's most congested cities. This includes optimizing traffic signal timings, planning for dedicated bus lanes, and implementing carpooling incentives during peak hours to alleviate traffic congestion and improve overall traffic flow.

Infrastructure Development Based on Traffic Demand

Leverage traffic volume and pattern data to guide infrastructure development projects across Nigeria. Use this information to prioritize the construction of new roads, bridges, and underpasses in areas with heavy traffic, ensuring that these projects are aligned with actual traffic needs and can effectively reduce bottlenecks and improve connectivity.

Public Transport System Optimization

Analyze traffic flow data to optimize Nigeria’s public transport system, particularly in urban areas. Determine the most crowded routes and times, and use this information to adjust public transport schedules, increase vehicle frequency, and introduce new routes where needed. This approach aims to make public transport a more attractive and efficient option for commuters, thus reducing reliance on private vehicles and alleviating road congestion.

Everything You need to know to know about the Road Traffic of Nigeria

Median Vehicle Speeds by Road Names

This analysis evaluates the median vehicle speeds across various road names, shedding light on the efficiency and congestion levels from highways to local streets.

Street Name

Median Speed (km/h)

Ralph Shodeinde Street


Ahmadu Bello Way


Ernest Shonekan Way


Shehu Shagari Way


Ring Road


Circular Road


Independence Avenue


Memorial Drive


Jerome Udoji Close


Nyanya Keffi Road


Constitution Avenue


Shehu Yar'Adua Way


Sani Abacha Way


Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway


Murtala Mohammed Expressway


Airport Road


Panama Street


Speed Limit Distribution

This section explores the range and prevalence of speed limits throughout Nigeria, pinpointing areas with strict regulations and identifying potential zones for speed limit adjustments.

Functional Road Class (FRC) Distribution

This illustration details the variety of road types within the network, ranging from major thoroughfares to local streets, and shows their distribution across the territory.

Average Speed by Functional Road Class (FRC)

Analyzes average speeds according to functional road classifications, providing insights into traffic flow and congestion differences between arterial roads and local streets.

Average Speed Distribution for Ring Road

Examines speed patterns along this major road, highlighting areas of congestion or high efficiency and their impact on travel times.

Top 10 Streets by Average Speed

Lists the top 10 streets by average speed, offering an overview of traffic conditions in busy urban areas or on efficient routes.

Abuja Street Traffic Analysis

Presents a detailed examination of traffic flow on Abuja's streets, including peak traffic times, average speeds, and congested areas, supported by visual data.

This data is provided by LocationMind but the data source is TomTom

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions about our spatial analyst platform.

What types of data are included in the Road Traffic Insights?

This dataset encompasses real-time and historical data on traffic density, accidents, road conditions, and congestion trends.

How can this road traffic dataset benefit my business or project?

Leverage this dataset for site selection, analyze road traffic on your desired business location, enhanced route planning, strategic urban development projects, and to implement proactive traffic management strategies.

What support does xMap offer to clients using the Road Traffic dataset?

At xMap, we are committed to ensuring that our clients can leverage our datasets effectively. We provide comprehensive technical support, including help with data integration, troubleshooting, and optimization of data use. Additionally, we offer consulting services to help businesses understand and analyze traffic data to meet their specific strategic objectives.

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