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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

Using what I have learned in my study materials, I will compare Green

Lanes to City Road, Cardiff for either their similarities or differences relating to

Inequalities. Green Lanes is rich in the multicultural area and is home to many

diverse communities and retail businesses similar to City Road.

One of the visible inequality on Green Lanes is the traffic infrastructure. It’s

a constant tension and imbalance of social order to meet the needs of both

motorists and pedestrians. The numerous controlled crossings, although help

pedestrians access their ...view middle of the document...

George’s also has scenic pictures of London landmarks on the wall, and the

décor makes it look like an English café, whilst maintaining the Greek sense of

community. This can also be seen on City road in one of the restaurants there

called the Mezza Luna. Owned by Nof Al-Kelaby, it contains an Arabic theme,

whilst also honouring the Welsh heritage by including the Welsh dragon. Both

restrarunts have made more than one culture feel invited and welcome.

Another inequality I have observed on City Road and Green Lanes is how

the impact of the arrival of franchises such as Tescos have had on small,

independent business, such as newsagents. In the Making Social Lives DVD,

Lloyd Barker talks to one particular newsagents that has been established

since 1930, now owned and run by Colin Buttwell. Although the arrival of

Tescos hasn’t put him out of business, he does talk about the arrival of Spar

25yrs ago, forcing one of his competitors to close their business.

Comparing this to Green Lanes, I found a difference in the impact of arrival

of franchises. Tesco’s opened an Express store amidst lots of grocers

supplying Greek Produce. Tesco’s is a thriving, popular business, bringing in

copious amounts of customers. Having a car park, advantages the company

also, as this makes it easier for motorists to quickly stop off on the way to and from work. However, in a mostly Greek community, the local shops have

survived, effortlessly relying on loyalty...

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