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Geography Grpah Analysis - Traffic on routes leading into Birmingham

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` Geography Graph Analysis Using the information provided by my group's results I have drawn up a graph which projects the following results: Male = 53% Female = 47% Graph 1 is based upon the results we collected as a group for whether the population that we questioned was male or female. The graph does not show this at a first glance; however we had a very similar gender population. Our interviewees had a slim amount of greater males than females only by 6%. Although it is not proven, I can suggest that due to the recent improvements of the city centre and the number of works going on such as construction, this could be an implantation of the larger male population as these jobs are most likely to be carried out by the male beings. Using the information provided by my group's results I have drawn up a graph which projects the following results: 18-30 = 46% 31-40 = 21% 41-50 = 20% 51+ = 13% Graph 2 represents the age groups of the 100 people that we questioned. Almost half (46%) of these interviewees are between the age of 18 and 30 which shows that Birmingham in general has a young population, however we cannot be sure of this as we only questioned people in the town centre therefore it cannot show the correct results for the overall population of Birmingham. The 46% of people that are aged between 18 and 30 reflect the reason why Birmingham is lively and the increasing number of entertainment facilities throughout the city. ...read more.

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Using the information provided by my group's results I have drawn up a graph which projects the following results: Traffic - 20 % Vehicles - 18% Road Related - 7% Accidents N/A - 50% This graph shows reasons for traffic congestion, answered by those who stated yes to the previous question "Has traffic ever caused you problems getting to Birmingham?" I have categorized the causes into sub-headings. These were traffic, vehicles, road related, accidents and those who answered no or couldn't remember were categorized as "N/A". We can associate the "traffic" and "vehicles" sub titles together which come to a total of 38% of the commuters who blame traffic / vehicles on congestion. Most of the causes for these two sections were related to cars blocking roads, "rush hour" period or general congestion. The majority of these commuters travelled by car or bus indicating that road transport is a worse experience in terms of traffic, according to commuters. The sub section "Road related" applies to numerous things. Road related incidents occurred in only 7% of commuters, which had experienced congestion due to this cause. These causes included road works, traffic lights faulty, and Roads not being organized. We can interpret from this graph that mainly people did not give reasons or a solution to the traffic congestion on routes leading into Birmingham. If we would take this out of the equation then we can redraw this graph and the percentages of each category will differ. Using the information provided by my group's results I have drawn up a graph which projects the following results: Public Transport - 37% Charges - ...read more.

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Although this means of preventing parking on main roads has been installed, it hasn't been effective as new report shows, "Traffic wardens patrolling Birmingham's controversial Stratford Road red route issued almost 7,000 parking tickets in just 10 months, generating about �400,000 in fines for the city council." On average per month it this figures work out to be that 28 tickets a day. This is a considerable amount, and if we put this into context, shop keepers are losing out on business due to these parking restrictions, so in that case no one is winning. The improvement of public transport has been identified by many commuters that we interviewed. Many pointed out the fact that buses require the most improvements as they are costing the council to run, and not serving their purpose due to lack of up keeping. Although some still use buses as a means of transport, they are unhappy on the condition of the buses. One commuter who travelled by bus suggested that "either the council needs to improve the buses, other whys take them of the road!" Many of the people, who suggested that the council must develop their public transport links, did actually travel via public transport. Another suggestion that has been advised by the commuters of Birmingham is to improve and enhance roads. Although this has been bought up as one of the most preferred choices it will take time for the council to provide any solutions to road related matters, because of the vast amounts of road works and ongoing developments in the city centre. Some suggested ideas were to add more lanes to single lane roads, ?? ?? ?? ?? Omar Chaudhry 10MWE Geography Graph Analysis ...read more.

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