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What are transportation options and challenges in Port Harcourt, Rivers?

16 local experts

Are there taxis in Port Harcourt? What about scooters? What are the public transportation options? Here's what 16 local experts had to say about transportation methods in Port Harcourt, Rivers.

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Omolara, says: 2020

Anyone considering moving to my city should be prepared to sit in traffic for longer than they expect, own a small-sized umbrella cause the weather might change anytime and also buy warmer clothes. One thing i forgot to add is that due to the ongoing road constructions, some distances have to be covered on foot.

Abiodun, says: 2020

Port Harcourt is a city bustling with life and swarming with opportunities especially for young people. Its weather is comfortable, however, the rains can be extreme sometimes. The language spoken is mostly pidgin and little bits of Igbo. The road network is relatively bad as you can spend hours on the road due to traffic jam.

Precious, says: 2020

My city is very busy. That’s the first thing you should know. The city is overpopulated, so jobs are very scarce. Access to good roads, food and health care is a constant competition. One will have to wake up early or else face an unprecedented traffic congestion. Yet the city is well respected as a business hub with numerous companies and businesses it is home to.

Ibebuogu, says: 2020

Anyone visiting my city, Port Harcourt in Nigeria, should be able to understand Basic English communication as English language is the lingua franca. Also, Pidgin English is widely spoken in the city. The currency used in my city is the Nigerian Naira. There are a good number of places where visitors can hangout to relax and enjoy themselves such as the ultra modern Pleasure Park, Spar, etc. There are also a good number of decent hotels such as Nicon Noga Hilton, Hotel Presidential – a five star facility in the heart of the city that has modern state-of-the art facilities. Transportation and communication/internet facilities are readily available.

Before someone would think of moving to my city, firstly, power should be considered. The rate at which electricity is been distributed is very poor. Therefore, aspiring residents should think of other source of power generation like generators, inverters, solar panels, etc. The bad condition of the roads in my city is alarming. Easy transportation may be a very big problem to new residents.

Oluwafemi, says: 2020

Moving to Port Harcourt will require a person to be fluent in English. My city has very brooding weather and it rains for a good six months in a year. Living in the heart of my city means being able to tolerate all the noise from transportation, learning to walk faster and push harder, and above all learning to hustle.

If you’re moving to Port Harcourt, you should brush up on your Pidgin English because that’s the lingua franca here. If you’re moving to Port Harcourt, you should get ready to be woken up in the morning by the sound of gunshots. Life in Port Harcourt is easy if you have a car and you’re a rough driver. Remember to avoid the police because they’re a special breed in these parts.

Victor, says: 2020

Port Harcourt City is a very large and busy place. A person considering to move to the city must first consider the standard of living. Transport, food and accommodation, which happens to be very essential to life, are very expensive in this city. Due to overpopulation, it is also very difficult to find employment opportunities.

Eucharia, says: 2020

Any person moving here must consider traffic problems we face particularly on weekdays. He must also consider the high cost of living. Then there are environmental issues to consider. such a person must consider that there are flooding issues from time to time during the rainy seasons.

Port Harcourt City is a great City, the only downside to the city is the lack of proper power supply and provision of security measures to protect business owners and shop owners in the city. Another thing one should consider before moving to port Harcourt City is traffic jams during morning hours.

Eguare, says: 2020

The City of Port Harcourt is a beautiful city, when moving to such a big beautiful city proximity is everything, with rush hour morning traffic its best to leave home early. The city is known its seafood delicacies, delicious soups, rich culture, the city’s centre (New GRA). Weather can be quite unpredictable so an umbrella should be on standby.

There is a lot of fun activities, a lot of road side foods, no much traffic, friendly and caring neighbours. Although there are a lot of pros, there are also some cons. Some neighbours are very nosy and do not like minding their business. There is also a lot of insecurity, as there is a lot of stealing and kidnapping, but other than that, Port Harcourt is a wonderful city.

Olawunmi, says: 2020

There’s a lot of traffic. The city has a beautiful landscape and buildings that are worth sightseeing. Moving in May not be very expensive but the cost of feeding may be. It’s a good place for entrepreneurs and startups because the population is much. Transportation costs are not too expensive so generally, you would be able to live in it.

Medina, says: 2020

Someone moving to Port Harcourt should know the weather because it rains for about eight (8) out of the twelve (12) months in the year so preparations should be made to purchase essentials such as Umbrellas, Rain Boots, Cardigans, etc.

Port Harcourt is the biggest city in Rivers state so anyone moving here should plan their trips properly to avoid getting stuck in traffic jams especially during peak periods in the morning (7am – 9am) and evening (4pm – 6pm).

Tinuola, says: 2020

Port Harcourt city is a really beautiful place to reside, we have good schools, good road for transportation, bore hole water available for free, various financial institutions and good power supply. Port Harcourt city is also blessed with fertile lands so we have some of our food and vegetables grown within. But you need to stay safe, vigilant and smart. Avoid lonely roads and return home before 10pm.

Boyowa, says: 2020
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