The Journey to Work — II: The Central Business District

  • Alan W. Evans


In the preceding chapter we investigated the pattern of the journey to work in employment centres outside the central business district (CBD). In this chapter we carry out further theoretical and empirical analysis of the pattern of the journey to work. We shall show that, where the CBD is spatially extended, it is not true to say that each part of the CBD draws its workers from all areas of the city, even though it may be true that the CBD as a whole does draw its workers from all over the city. Thus, Carroll’s conclusion that ‘the residential distribution of persons employed in central districts tends to approximate that of the entire urban area population’ (1952, p. 272) must be subject to qualification.


Social Classis Residential Location Central Business District Eastern Sector Central District 
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© Alan W. Evans 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan W. Evans
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  1. 1.Centre for Environmental StudiesLondonUK

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