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Does the CBD of Cambridge has a traffic problem.

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Introduction

Introduction & Methodology: The topic that I have decided to cover is whether the CBD of Cambridge has a traffic problem. My aim is to prove that Cambridge does have a traffic problem and that there is not enough public transport. The reason that I have chosen to analyse the traffic of Cambridge is that I have thought for a long time that there is too much traffic in Cambridge and that there is not enough public transport. I have chosen two different places to collect my data from, which are on separate sides of the CBD and so they have their own individual traffic flows and are unconnected. This is useful as I might collect data for the same vehicle twice if I did the survey of the two places closer together. They are also suitable because they are two of the main routes which traffic is most likely to travel into and out of the CBD. The two places are Trumpington road and the A10 from Milton. I will count the number of vehicles that go into the CBD and also the number of vehicles that are going out of the CBD. I will also record the type of vehicle so that I can find out the most frequent mode of transport. ...read more.

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504 27 66 18 29 619 11 35 16 27 641 34 122 24 17 This graph is a graphical illustration to show that the majority of lorries enter Cambridge in the morning. This proves my hypothesis to be correct as I thought that this would be the case, as most lorries would be making their deliveries to shops first thing in the morning. The lorries predominately go into Cambridge at Milton, I think that this is due to the fact that they probably come down the A14 and then come up the slip road and into Cambridge. This is indicated in this map that I've drawn: Hypothesis 1 This pie graph shows the number of buses at different times of the day. I took the sum of the number of buses that enter Cambridge in Trumpington and also the number of buses that leave Cambridge. I then did the same with the buses in Milton and added to two totals together. So that I was left with the overall total number of buses that were counted over the 6 hour period. I predicted in my hypothesis that the majority of the buses would be found in the mornings as I thought that they would be travelling out to the smaller villages and then come back into Cambridge with their passengers between 8 and 9. ...read more.

Conclusion

This would have made is much easier to statistically analyse because now I only have what they said. Here are the replies that I got from the public on their opinions. "Not enough buses to the villages" "Quite Good" "Very Bad" "Good most of the time" "Totally Crap" "Needs a improvement" "Awful train service" "The buses are always too crowded" "Dirty Buses and trains" "Sometimes doesn't turn up!" "Abysmal" "Reasonable" "Trains are good, buses are bad" "Timetables are inefficient and inaccurate" "Not too bad" "Taxi drivers charge too much" "Appalling" "So So" "Persistently Late" "Very Good" "Train services are unreliable" From these 21 responses that I got, 5 are positive 4 are neutral 12 are negative This proves my hypothesis that the public think the public transport of Cambridge is poor. I strongly agree with some of these responses such as "Taxi drivers charge too much" and "Not enough buses to the villages". I live in a small village called Haslingfield with about 2,800 people and only 6 buses come in the day. Starting at 8am every 2 hours and the last bus leaves at 4pm. Hypothesis 5 From my questionnaire I received many different varied responses, I have ignored the long winded answers and have 23 yes/no answers. 14 people said that they feel their bikes would be safe and 9 felt that they wouldn't. I was quite surprised at these results as I didn't think that they would be so trusting. Conclusion & Evaluation 1 ...read more.

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