Drawing upon what you have learned about City Road, outline how differences have been made and remade on a street which you know.
Montgomery Street in East Kilbride old village is mainly made up of 2 licenced premises and upper market shops. I am going to explain how differences are made and remade in this street by outlining the changes that have taken place over the years. Secondly how the time of day affects what happens on the street, and, lastly how inequalities affect the people who use the street. I will also be comparing my chosen street to City Road and the patterns that are the same or different on both streets
Montgomery Street was part of a small rural village in Lanarkshire which dates back many centuries. This street was “the oldest thoroughfare and most important” for many centuries (niven pg. 5).One of the licenced premises called the Montgomery arms was built in 1719 and still remains as a licenced premises today. Outside there is the loupin-on-stane which was used to mount and dismount horses and is still there today through the years transport has adapted with the times. The street is now accessed by cars and taxis and a one way system is now in operation. Montgomery arms is one of 2 licenced premises on the street. There is also a grocery shop, takeaways, and up market boutiques, along with, florist, hairdressers and an estate agents. My street as it is in a village location is not as big as City road but is similar in the way it has been made and remade through the years to adapt to the needs of the people who use the street(Blakeley 2009, pg. 20)
The surface of the road in Montgomery Street is made up of cobbles which can cause accessibility issues for people with mobility problems or wheelchair users, whereas abled bodied people can use the street without problems. This is different to City road as the roads around it are designed and marked out to make it easier for the people who use them (Blakeley 2009 pg. 25). The licenced...