The most visible being the traffic islands; “the purpose of that is to make it easier for people to cross the road” (Rodney Barman, Material Lives, 2009, Scene l), Rodney also explains hove there are plenty of crossing points for pedestrians but that too many controlled crossings impact on traffic. Green Lanes is one of the longest roads in the capital. You can find a wide range of restaurants and shops. Similar to City Road because they are both extremely diverse and multicultural. This instantly establishes multiple identities.
For example, on Green Lanes, you’ll find a little cafe©, called George’s that’s run by Greeks. On their menu, you’ll find a selection Of both Greek dishes and English dishes. This cafe© is a fascinating place because although it thrives Off Greek community, there is also British identity present. George’s also has scenic pictures of London landmarks on the wall, and the d©cord makes it look like an English cafe©, whilst maintaining the Greek sense to community. This can also be seen on City road in one of the restaurants there called the Mezzo Ulna.
Owned by Info AY-Kelley, it contains an Arabic theme, whilst also honoring the Welsh heritage by including the Welsh dragon. Both restaurants have made more than one culture feel invited and welcome. Another inequality have observed on City Road and Green Lanes is how he impact of the arrival of franchises such as Testes have had on small, independent business, such as newsagents. In the Making Social Lives DVD, Lloyd Barker talks to one particular newsagents that has been established since 1930, now owned and run by Colic Butler.
Although the arrival of Testes hasn’t put him out of business, he does talk about the arrival of Spar roars ago, forcing one of his competitors to close their business, Comparing this to Green Lanes, found a difference in the impact of arrival of franchises. Deco’s opened an Express store amidst lots of grocers supplying Greek Produce. Test¶s is a thriving, popular business, bringing in copious amounts of customers. Having a car park, advantages the company also, as this makes it easier for motorists to quickly stop off on the way to and from ivory.
However, in a mostly Greek community, the local shops have survived, effortlessly relying on loyalty from customers and providing them with the same good quality products they can find back home in their native country. One thing Green Lanes does lack in the community is a leisure centre or sports hall, There’s a basketball court in one of the playgrounds, however, tit it being gated off, it seems to exclude people from going there. The people that tend to use it are groups of friends, potentially making others feel uncomfortable about using it. Deiced a similarity in City Road’s Sports Club, John Closely is a coach here and he comments about the type of people that use the club; “it’s quite daunting this big place where it’s all gated Off They want to play, they kick in and they’re like that looks private and expensive” (Making Social Lives On City Road, 2009, scene 7). In conclusion, have shown that there are various inequalities within the immunity that can have a profound effect on social order and impact on the people and motorists.