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Discover how the traffic in Skipton varies from time to time and from place to place.

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Introduction Skipton is located just off the A65 20 miles away from the north west of Bradford. It is at the southern base of the Yorkshire Dales located on the river Elbeck which is a tributary of the river Aire. The word Skipton comes from the Saxon word for sheep hence the reason why it started off as a trading center for sheep and wool. Since then Skipton has grown a lot because it was of great importance in the industrial revolution due to the fact that the Leeds and Liverpool canal was used for trading. Skipton still remains a very historic town with many cobbled streets, a canal and a castle. The population is 16000 people approximately. Chapter 1 (traffic survey) Aim: To discover how the traffic in Skipton varies from time to time and from place to place. Hypothesis 1: The by-pass will have a greater proportion of commercial traffic than the road through the center of Skipton. Method: We were doing the first traffic survey on the Skipton by-pass the A65. We started the survey at 09:45am and finished at 09:55am the survey lasted 10 minutes. We surveyed how many vehicles traveled to the north and south of Skipton. We recorded the results by sitting in a pair of two in the coach one of us collected the data of the vehicles traveling north whilst the other collected the data of the vehicles traveling south. At times we found it difficult because many vehicles were passing together in large amounts, for our data we wanted to see how many vehicles traveled north and south in an hour as we didn't have the time to collect data for an hour we multiplied the grand total of the vehicles traveling north and south by six. Results: Type of vehicles Vehicles moving north Total amount of vehicles moving north Vehicles moving south Total amount of vehicles moving south Car 40 40 35 35 Van 11 51 1 36 Lorries 6 57 10 46 ...read more.

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Results: (The results are shown on the next page) Conclusion: Looking at the map we can see that there is a pattern to the way in which land is used in Skipton. From the map we can see that the CBD (shops and offices etc) are found in the middle of Skipton. The industries are located in the south west of Skipton. The high cost houses are found on the outskirts of Skipton in the northwest. The medium cost houses are found in the north east of Skipton between the CBD and high cost housing. Low cost housing is found in the south and east of Skipton located next to the industries. High cost housing and industries are on the opposite side of town. There are many open spaces in Skipton, which is mainly on the outskirts. Chapter 4 (environmental quality survey) Aim: To investigate the environmental quality in Skipton. Hypothesis: Environmental quality will change from the center of town to the outskirts. Method: The groups were divided into smaller groups and were given different place to survey. My group was given Swadford Street. We looked around every 100 paces and measured the litter, traffic, buildings, plants, vandalism and number of bins. For each of these we gave them a rating of 1-5. 1 was classed as very poor and 5 was classed as very good. We recorded this data in a chart. We did our survey over 500 paces. Results: Paces from Swadford Street Litter Traffic Buildings Plants Vandalism Number of bins Total 0 3 4 3 4 5 3 22 100 5 4 3 4 5 3 24 200 4 3 4 3 5 3 22 300 4 3 4 1 5 1 18 400 3 2 3 1 5 1 15 500 3 2 3 1 5 1 15 Conclusion: My hypothesis was correct because as I went further away from the CBD the quality of the environment got worse. This survey was very easy and I did not have any difficulties collecting the data needed. ?? ?? ?? ?? Shabir Hafejee 1 - - ...read more.

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