WRITING TASK 1
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The table below shows the results of a survey of the average number of cars per hour using three suburban roads during working hours in a ten-year pollution monitoring program.
Traffic calming* was introduced in Harper Lane at the beginning of 1999.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
* traffic calming = methods of slowing down traffic, e.g. by building raised areas across roads.
Write at least 150 words.
|Great York Way||600||720||700||667||630||695||911||902||900||900|
Academic Writing Task 1
The data exhibits the conclusion of study of the average number of cars passing on three different roads between 1993 and 2002. In general the trend was upward over the period.
The most striking feature is that there was a dramatic increase in the number of cars passed on the Long Lane from 1993 to 2001, during which the number increased from 400 cars in 1993 to 1400 cars in 2001. However, the number was stable during the following year at 1400 cars.
The evidence reveals that the number of cars on Harper Lane rose between 1993 and 1998. One year before the introduction of the methods to slow down traffic, the number declined with slight fluctuation. The facts show that the average number of cars passed on Great York Way increased significantly from 1993 to 1999, the same year in which methods to slow down traffic was introduced. There were 600 cars in 1993 and 911 cars in 1999. However there was a slight reduction in the number of cars during the following years.
To sum up the introduction of traffic calming had a non significant impact on the cars passing on roads Long Lane and Great York Way. In comparison there was a slight effect on the cars passing on Harper Lane.
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