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John Dales is a streets design adviser to local authorities around the UK, a member of several design review panels, and one of the London mayor’s design advocates. He is a past chair of the Transport Planning Society, a former trustee of Living Streets, and a committee member of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety. He is director of transport planning and street design consultancy Urban Movement. Tweet John @johnstreetdales

John Dales
25 October 2019
Plus ca change, plus c`est la meme chose
Plus ca change, plus c`est la meme chose
This panel from a road safety advert manages to absolve the driver of any fault
This panel from a road safety advert manages to absolve the driver of any fault
Grant Shapps speaking to the Transport Committee and giving cycling two thumbs up (I think)
Grant Shapps speaking to the Transport Committee and giving cycling two thumbs up (I think)
Most tabloids covered this story, but with a sense of raised eyebrows rather than outrage
Most tabloids covered this story, but with a sense of raised eyebrows rather than outrage

 

Suitable topics for this month’s episode have been virtually elbowing each other as they beat a metaphorical path to my figurative door. Several have enough in common to encourage me to believe that I can do them reasonable justice within a single piece; so let’s see, shall we? As for my title, I toyed with those of three 1979/80 synth-pop classics: but Gary Numan’s Cars and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s Electricity ultimately lost out to John Foxx’s...

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John Dales

John Dales

John Dales MSC BSC MCIHT CMILT Director, Urban Mov

John is a traffic engineer, transport planner and urban designer with 29 years’ professional experience that spans from strategic transport planning to concept design. Well known as a champion of better town and city streets, he was Director being responsible for Urban Initiatives’ Movement + Streets portfolio before founding Urban Movement. John is an urban realm design advisor to several UK local authorities, including the City of Edinburgh, the London Borough of Ealing and Southend Borough Council, as well as a Design Review Panellist for Transport for London and Urban Design London.

He is a Trustee of Living Streets, was a contributing author to Manual for Streets 2, and is a former Board member of the Transport Planning Society. He’s an experienced trainer of other transport practitioners, a regular conference speaker and chair, and has been author of a monthly article in Local Transport Today on ‘Transport in Urban Design’ since 2005.

 


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