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York investigation. There are more clothes shops in the centre of York than food shops. I chose to investigate this idea because it would d be a good way In which to compare low and high order goods.

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York York is one of England's finest historic cities. The Romans knew it as Eboracum. The York of today is a fashionable city which successfully combines its heritage and superb historic architecture with sophisticated designer shops, smart restaurants, bars and cafes, to attract tourists and shoppers from all over the world. Visitors soon discover that every aspect of York's modern life is inextricably linked with its past. Even their evening entertainment includes ghost walks through the city's shadowy snickleways and ginnels to find haunted pubs - of which York boasts a great many. There are more clothes shops in the centre of York than food shops. I chose to investigate this idea because it would d be a good way In which to compare low and high order goods. I expect to prove my hypothesis correct and be able to show a clear difference between the types of shops in the centre of town to the types of shops in the centre of town to the types of shops in the outskirts of town. I also expect to find things such as accessibility largely affect where shops are situated I think this because in my experience most people I know shop in he centre of town for high order, comparison goods like shoes and clothes etc. ...read more.

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In order to do this we were given three maps, which showed diagrams of the shops at each side of the streets, we walked down. One problem, which occurred, was that I found that o didn't know if some shops were independent or multiple chain stores. I overcame this by going in and asking one of the shop assistants in the shop which one it was. I also did a pedestrian count at four points on each of the three maps in order to see which areas are most popular. In map1 my results showed that: Independent store Multiple chain stores Vacant 44% 50% 6% In map 2 my results showed that: Independent store Multiple chain stores Vacant 43% 50% 7% In map 3 my results showed that: Independent store Multiple chain stores Vacant 99% 0% 1% These results show that most department stores are found near the centre of York and very few are found near the outskirts. This could be because of bid rent. Only the department stores can afford to pay the expensive rent for central town locations. Shops want the central locations because there are more shoppers there, which mean there are more customers there, which as a result means there is more profit in a central town location. ...read more.

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In order to prove my hypothesis I recorded each bank as I walked from Piccadilly to Gilllygate. In order to do this I was given three maps showing the building walked passed. I also participated in a pedestrian counting system were by , one person stood facing one direction and one other the opposite direction and counted the number of pedestrians walking towards them. My results show that banks were only found on stop no's 3,4,5 & six. These stops all have the greatest number of people recorded, except for stop 5 which had a smaller number of people than stop two, but this could be due to a recording error... The shops were ranked 11th, 12th, 8h & 10th in the environmental scores. Also stops 3,4,5 &6 were located in the peak land value point were most high order goods are sold. The way I scored the banks against the number of people was very effective although my pedestrian counting system could be criticized because it was not very accurate. If we were able to use more high tech equipment this would make It more accurate. This evidence shows that these three elements (number of people, a high environmental score and location in a peak land value point) are effecting factors in were banks are situated. By Sophie Pilling 11SAR ...read more.

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