Dd131 Tma01

Drawing on what you have learned about City Road, outline some of the inequalities on a street you know.
In this assignment I aim to show how City Road shares the same inequalities as Portland Street. Portland Street is a heavily used road in the city centre it connects Lincoln High Street with Pelham Bridge both are major roads leading in and out of Lincoln City centre. Portland Street has access to residential and commercial property as well as Lincoln City’s football ground it is also home too many different kinds of shops and services from doctors and funeral services to specialized food shops. The 3 inequalities I will be looking at are parking, noise pollution and ethnic minorities.

The first inequality that I am going to be looking at is parking. After watching the Making Social Lives DVD (‘Making Social Lives on City Road’, 2009) I noticed that parking is a major problem for both City Road and Portland Street, this causes inequality for people who own cars as there is a limited amount of parking available on the road and a pay and display car park located down a side street which is used mainly by people shopping in town. With a lack of parking available it is difficult for residents, traders and consumers to access the local area. This reduces the amount of people that can access the facilities available and reduces the income for the local area. Some local businesses such as Portland Tools and The John Cheatle Group have to relocate to other premises
“to provide better car parking facilities for their customers.” (‘Lincolnshire Echo’ 2010)
You can see by looking at City Road that most of the local parking facilities are road side parking bays in front of the shops, when you combine this with the amount of traffic passing through the area it becomes a very busy road with little or no parking available for deliveries or customers.

The second inequality I am going to look at is noise pollution. Noise pollution is not something that would normally...