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The acceptable face of multi-storey car parks?

John Dales
01 May 2008
This is Trinity Square, Gateshead - quite a lot of people know that
This is Trinity Square, Gateshead - quite a lot of people know that
This is Liverpool and one of these buildings is a car park - honest!
This is Liverpool and one of these buildings is a car park - honest!
This is Canterbury and there's only the sign to tell you what's there
This is Canterbury and there's only the sign to tell you what's there

 

The ugliness of multi-storey car parks of the past doesn't mean that their successors can't be acceptable solutions to contemporary parking challenges, says John Dales

You're a big man but you're in bad shape. Now behave yourself. I'm sorry to appear to be so brusque and so personal but I thought the occasion demanded it - the occasion being, of course, the formal ringing of the death knell for the huge Trinity Square multi-storey car park in Gateshead. In case you've still no idea what I'm on...

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John Dales

John Dales

John Dales MSC BSC MCIHT CMILT Director, Urban Mov

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. 

 

j.dales@urbanmovement.co.uk
+44 (0)7768 377 150
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