Dd131 Tma 01

‘Drawing on what you have learned about City Road, outline some of the inequalities on a street that you know’.

The main objective of this essay will examine some of the ways that inequalities are made, using a particular road in Britain. Firstly I will highlight the problems faced by both residents and consumers during particular times of the day with competition for space. My second point will indicate the decline of small businesses, due to the social and material order on the road. And finally I will show how material infrastructure affects and hinders the improvements of society.

  Wallasey Village is predominantly a residential area, with various shops running along the strip of this extensive road. It has a mixture of pre-war semi-detached properties, and 19th century terraced houses.   Modern purpose built apartments are now a prominent fixture. The general population of this area is generally families and elderly.
The history of Wallasey Village is similar to that of City Road.   It was originally made up of a narrow lane with an inn. Many years of change has seen shops convert from mainly general convenience trades to more upmarket shops such as sport, restaurants and beauty parlours. Wallasey Village also serves a recently modernised college and one of the largest Primary Schools in the country.

One of the main points of inequality within Wallasey Village is one way road system on one of the side streets, which during school pickup and drop-off causes severe congestion. The road is very narrow and has a Doctors surgery which serves a large number of the public.   As the surgery has little parking facilities available during the day, anyone visiting comes across difficulties during these times.

Patients find it extremely difficult to negotiate access to their local surgery, as vehicles tend to park on both sides of the road, across private driveways and Wallasey Village itself. It impacts negatively on those using the surgery and the local...