Task 1 - Planned Shopping Centre Locations
Given is a town planning map that reveals the potential sites for two new shopping malls as well as major transportation features of an unnamed town.
It is apparent from the information supplied that shopping center A is expected to be situated in the central district of the town, whereas shopping center B is likely to be placed in the countryside. Also, the sites can be compared in terms of access by road and rail, and their relative positions to different zones and other towns.
Looking at the planning map in detail, shopping center B is on the northwest of shopping center A. It is also interesting to note that the expected location of shopping center A is in the central business district, where cars are not permitted. By stark contrast, the probable location for shopping center B is in the rural zone to the northwest, which is much far away from the town center.
As for major transportation routes, shopping center A is expecting to be not only close to the intersection of two main roads but also to the railway line － both roads and railway line run through the entire town from countryside to central district. Meanwhile, shopping center B is likely to be situated between the railway line and the northwest road.