Motorcycles Might Just Be The Best Option For Transport In Lagos
Think about it, no matter what time you wake up in the morning, you always get to work late. No matter punctual you are, Lagos traffic always finds a way to checkmate your clean record.
Is it the early morning rush hour traffic spanning the whole of mainland Lagos (Apapa Oshodi Expressway) to the Island (Third Mainland Bridge to the Fish in Ajah). You just can’t win.
But we noticed something though, all have one thing in commom….we’re always in four tired vehicles, be it our personal cars, taxis or the bus. All sandwiched on all four lanes of uneven surfaces bent on shredding our tires (Another story for another day).
It seems the only people who enjoy Lagos during rush our are the bikers and people who commute with the bike hailing services, some like to call them Mavericks – Not everyone has the balls to ride on the back of a 200cc bike across a stretch of 14km while looking down at the murky Lagos lagoon water, extra hour in traffic please!
But if you’re of one those
ballsy brave people, why not get a bike? Instead of spending around N3000 daily hailing bikes and constantly telling the rider to slow down, just get yourself a bike…..that is, if you can ride one. We’re sure there’s a bike riding school somewhere in Lagos.
A 400cc street bike or sport bike depending on your taste in Motorcycles should be alright for newbies and for the ex Dakar rally racers ready to fork out some clams then the 800cc – 1000cc bikes are a great bet.
Try not to disturb the neighbors, just think about the time you’ll be saving.
A regular morning rush hour commute from Iyana Oworo to Lagos Island would be shaved from 2hours to 30 – 40mins depending on how brave you’re.
Written by Tunde Oyeyode