• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Investigating - The larger the shopping centre the greater the access.

Extracts from this document...


Hypothesis 2 'The larger the shopping centre the greater the access.' Introduction I believe this hypothesis to be true; this is because larger shopping centres have greater access. For example the Bull ring is a large shopping centre, which is located in the City Centre and has great access. It has large car park facility with over 3,100 car park spaces (900 in Indoor Market car park, 1,000 in Bullring car park and 1,200 in Moor Street car park) disabled parking and lifts. Larger shopping centres have greater access than smaller shopping centres as large shopping centres have a wider variety of access than small centres. These are : Ring roads, red routes, traffic lights, wider lanes, lots of road converge, one way systems, Larger shopping centres also have more public transport, for example: buses, trains, taxis and tram's. Larger shopping centres have larger parking facilities and a wide variety of parking facilities such as: disabled access, ramps, wheelchairs, lifts and automatic doors, cycling facilities, such as bike racks, cycle lanes. Larger shopping centres may also have pedestrian areas to make it easier for people to access the shops. ...read more.


The larger area of Acocks Green has better access by public transport and also is served by more road links. Figure 1 and 3 shows that Acocks Green is served by ten bus routes and has twelve bus stops and also is near to a train station. There are five major access roads to Acocks green. This information is also shown in figure 1 and 3. There is parking provision for 297 cars in official car parks which make the area attractive to people travelling in by car; this is shown in figure 2. The medium sized area is Fox Hollies. This has four bus routes and eight bus stops and is near to a train station (as shown in figure 1 and 3). There are four access roads (shown in fig 1 and 3) and the traffic count is lower than in Acocks Green (as shown in figure 1). There is parking provision for 113 cars, which is shown in figure 1 and 3. The third area School Road is the smallest area. It has three bus routes and two bus stops and no train stations. ...read more.


I think there are two most important type of access one is by car, this is because there are many roads, but it can get congested sometimes. The second one is by bus as there are many bus routes leading into Acocks Green, the access is good. Evaluation If I was to improve my results I could visit more shopping centres or I could collect my data differently .I could add more detail to my results by collecting more data and compare different shopping centres with each other and taking the results at different times in the day. As we only went to visit the centres during the middle of the week and for half a day, next time we could visit the different shopping centres at different times of the day but also different days of the week or even the weekends, to get a more accurate and precise result. This is because most people are at work during the week, and only have time to shop after work or at weekends. So if we conducted the questionnaire on a different day of the week and at a different time, we would have got completely different results than we have. ?? ?? ?? ?? By Karan Sirpal 20119 Geography Coursework ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Physical Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Physical Geography essays

  1. Merry Hill Analysis

    On the other hand though, CCTV cameras and security guards cost money and therefore Merry Hill is again losing money to ensure the protection and safety of customers, but I think that Merry Hill will gain more customers from this solution as people will feel safer and shop more often in Merry Hill with friends and family.

  2. Geographical Enquiry - Methodology

    7 - Bed-load roundness According to the Bradshaw Model, the bed load roundness is expected to increase going downstream. The bed-load roundness was measured by using the same rocks obtained by measuring the bed-load size. These were the rocks which were 'put aside' to avoid repetitiousness in our results.

  1. Morpeth Coursework

    This method is not very accurate as I am just observing but to describe the general quality of the environment I had no other option. The information I have collected is still correct and to back up my comments I have included photographs (see fig 3.).

  2. Free essay

    How and why do shopping centres differ?

    Overall I found that size does certainly play an important role in access, a bigger shopping centre will definitely need more access. Hypothesis 3 - 'The bigger the shopping centre, the greater the Market Area' Hypothesis 3 'The bigger the shopping centre, the greater the Market Area'.

  1. Vistors centre assessment

    However the new visitors centre is not built for only those reasons but like the young farmer who says that this plan is great and the village should

  2. Comparison between Cambridge park and candie gardens

    Route Physical factors Cambridge Park Candie Gardens Questionnaires I decided to use a questionnaire in accordance with some of my hypotheses, including; * 'There will be more public transport around Cambridge Park as opposed to Candie Gardens' * 'People using Candie Gardens will generally be older then those using Cambridge

  1. Investigating - 'The bigger the Shopping Centre, the greater the Market Area.'

    to Acocks Green for everyday necessities - but it has some big names such as Argos, Boots and Sainsbury's which give it an advantage over some rival centres as people would then want to visit there. Fox Hollies will probably begin to rise slightly in market area as it has

  2. The Great Green Debate

    So, get yourself an Electrisave. Its a small portable screen that can go anywhere in your home and it shows you instantly how much electricity you are using. Turning off electrical items you are not using can rapidly deliver you a �50 a year reward in savings, which means the

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work