Rural, Suburban, and Urban Issues Worksheet
Determine whether the following issues are associated with a rural, suburban, or urban community. Highlight your answer. Your answers may be a mix of two or all three. Provide a rationale for your answer by explaining why you think the issue is associated with this community.
1. Not enough public transportation – Rural, Suburban, or Urban
Rural can be classified as in a small town or community in the country, not in or near a metropolitan area. Transportation in this area would be scarce due to the fact that rural areas are basically in the middle of nowhere and mostly in farming areas
2. Roads – Rural, Suburban, or Urban
Roads in these areas are more likely to be driven on a lot due to urban areas being in the middle of a fairly large city and suburban areas are basically residential in a town and near a large city. Suburban: in a smaller municipality within a metropolitan region, but not the core city. Some suburbs are true "bedroom communities," essentially residential communities for people who commute to work in the central city. Other suburbs have significant commercial and/or industrial areas and are important job centers in their own right. These roads are usually maintained for the safety of the citizens traveling to and from a major city.
Urban can be categorized as big city living, with public transportation and walk able retail.
3. Traffic – Rural, Suburban, or Urban
Urban traffic is usually heavier than any of the other two due to the fact that urban is in the middle of a large city. Urban: in a large central city, usually the core city of a larger metropolitan region. Examples: Harahan, River Ridge, Kenner are all part of the urban city of New Orleans.