The Economic Impact of Bypasses on Settlements, A Case Study of Arklow

Flood, Garret (2003) The Economic Impact of Bypasses on Settlements, A Case Study of Arklow. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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This dissertation asks the question of how dependant are towns on passing traffic. It is a topical question for towns that are in the process of being bypassed. It also
investigates the trade of specific business sectors in a town that has recently been bypassed and how they have been affected. The primary research is carried out by the means of structured interviews on the case study town of Arklow. Overall the results show that these business sectors have not only survived the removal of passing trade, but have in fact increased their turnover and have been busier than ever before. The research concludes with why prior studies on the town prior to the opening of the bypass found a gloomier out look for businesses through their research.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Small Business Sector
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in European Business and Languages
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 31 May 2010 16:14
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 09:41

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