Diffrences and Inequalities

Discuss some of the differences and inequalities that can be seen on streets in the UK.

In this essay the differences that will be discussed will be the various uses of streets from morning until night, the diversity of   people that use them, the range of activities that go on in the street at different times and how people’s perception of crime in the area is affected by this.   The inequalities focused on will be those created by these differences listed above.  
In order to demonstrate these points this essay will be drawing on examples from City Road, Cardiff and Lower Uxbridge Road, London.   Both roads date back over 200 years and have similar layouts, with shops and businesses situated either side of a relatively straight busy main road.   The populations are predominately made up of working class people from many backgrounds, including immigrants, students and transience travellers. The businesses mainly consist of take away restaurants, small cafes and various other small establishments.   Both have a number of public houses and social clubs, and are surrounded by various transport facilities.   In addition Uxbridge road has a concert venue, Bush Hall.
One of the main visual differences that can be seen on both streets is how the people, activities and use of amenities of the area change from early morning to late evening.  
On both roads during the day it is the local newsagents, cafes and cultural shops that have the most foot fall. People come to both areas to shop, socialise and to commute to and from work or school. This appears to create more of a community feel and sense of safety.   This is evidenced in “Making Social Lives on City Road” DVD   (2009, scene 3) where cafe owner Jose Ramos Suarez owner of “Taste Buds Café” on City Road is speaking to Lloyd Robson about the elderly customers stating, “they feel so secure in here”.   A possible explanation for this could be the types of people using the streets at this time of day, the elderly, school...