Topics: Environment, London Eye, London Pages: 5 (2338 words) Published: September 24, 2014
Data Interpretation
Questionnaire Results:
My group and I presented our questionnaire data in the form of three different bar graphs. The first bar chart was about the data we got from asking pedestrians weather them though ‘Tourism has a positive impact on the South Bank’. 97% of the pedestrians that we asked had agreed with this statement in which 64% has said they strongly agreed with this statement. However, only three per cent of the pedestrians asked were unsure. I think that the majority of people agreed with this statement as the impact of tourism can clearly be seen on the South Bank. As the South Bank is a honeypot site, it attracts a lot of people. On top of this, one of the many people surveyed were shopkeepers who agreed with the statement which shows tourism has a positive economic impact on the South Bank area. Our second bar chart presented data on what people liked the most about the five sites. Most of the people answered saying they liked the tourist attractions such as the London Eye in each area. Out of the people surveyed, 20% of them said they liked the culture and leisure facilities where as 20% of the people liked the safe environment and the fact that local shops were available to them. A small minority said that they liked the cleanliness and attractions as they are very safe which are there for tourism purposes. This contributes towards the economy and therefore it increases the number of tourists that visit every year. The final bar chart was based on what the people likes about the five different sites on the South Bank. 44% of the people we asked did not like the fact that the sites being too crowded. Other commented on how unpleasant/unsafe the environment was or how there were not enough local shops around. A very small number of people has thoughts about how the area was either noisy or had pests e.g. pigeons. In my opinion, I think that people thought that it was hard to travel to the South Bank due to traffic and a lot of people using the public transport in central London. There is more likely that there is people congestion in public transport in Central London which would have caused the people who I surveyed to think that the area had an unpleasant or unsafe environment. Pedestrian Count:

For the pedestrian count, my group and I carried out a pedestrian count for each of the five sites. We then presented this information as proportional circles on a Map showing all the five sites. For the proportional circles, we decided that for every 0.5cm it would represent 800 people. After completing the proportional circles, we could clearly see that Jubilee Gardens had the most Pedestrians in it. This might be the case as the area has a park which acts as the Honeypot site. This was because many people were there on school trips when we went that shows the area was used socially as well as it being an environmentally friendly. The second site that contained the most people was at County Hall. I think that many people were present there because of the long line of shops that were present with attractions such as the ‘London Dungeons as well as the London Eye being right next to County Hall. Due to attractions such as the London Eye are present, the area is both socially and economically. Coin Street is the third most populated area at the time as workers would go to work around there. There was lots of office building present making t the third biggest circle on my map. The fourth site to have not as many people was the area in front of Royal Festival Hall. I think that there weren’t as many people present there as we conducted the pedestrian count in the morning when shops were opening up. Therefore many people were not present there. The least populated areas during our pedestrian count were behind the National Theatre. This was because it was a quiet area and the theatre was closed that day. This affected the number of people who would come and visit. Also as it was an overfly, many...
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