Drawing on What You Have Learned About City Road, Outline Some of the Inequalities on a Street That You Know.

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

Linthorpe Road is a street in Middlesbrough providing an array of shops and services aimed at a varying target market. Linthorpe Road began   as ‘Linthorpe Lane’ where it was used as a connecting route between the up and coming Linthorpe and the centre of Middlesbrough. (‘The birth of Middlesbrough’, Par 17) By the 1900’s, Linthorpe Road had become the main shopping street in Middlesbrough. The road is separated into two halves by a prominent junction. The upper end, based closest to the town centre can be regarded as the more upmarket, housing luxury department stores such as ‘Psyche’ and ‘Triads’ along with expensive hair salons and trendy bars such as ‘Sassari’s’. The lower end, based closest to Linthorpe, houses individual shops such as ‘John’s Pet Shop’ and ‘African Individual’ there are many fast food restaurants and cultural food shops as well as a mix of charity shops and outreach centres. Good description
Like City Road, an inequality demonstrated by Linthorpe Road is the competition for space between cars and pedestrians (‘The Street’, 2009). Over recent years, as the street has thrived, traffic calming procedures have been put in place with more traffic lights, islands, zebra crossings and speed limits demonstrating order throughout the street. Parking has been limited and double yellow lines are present for the majority of the street. Pedestrians appear to have priority with regards to crossing and access, however the street retains its historical use as the main connecting route between Middlesbrough and Linthorpe.
The main inequality demonstrated on Linthorpe Road is down to wealth. There is a very clear divide through the street and this has left the upper part almost completely inaccessible for those with a limited ability to consume effectively due to their income.( During the day, the shops which...