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Living in the past

Professional habits are no substitute for evidence, judgment and common sense. Yes: my title this month really is nicked from a Jethro Tull song. What can I say? Let’s move on...

John Dales
27 June 2014
Because, of course, bigger visibility splays are always better
Because, of course, bigger visibility splays are always better
From MfS: what is it about ‘supersedes’ and ‘withdrawn’ that you don’t get?
From MfS: what is it about ‘supersedes’ and ‘withdrawn’ that you don’t get?
Because promenade design standards advise a default width of 20 metres. Probably. I’d better check.
Because promenade design standards advise a default width of 20 metres. Probably. I’d better check.

 

A few weeks back, I was asked to advise some master-planners in connection with a proposed new housing development on the edge of a large town in the South West. Under discussion, amongst other matters, was the junction that a new access street would form with the nearest street, which has a 30mph limit. On consultation with the local highway authority, the master-planners were told that the visibility splay for the new junction should be based on a Stopping Sight Distance (SSD) of 90...

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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
www.johndales.com

 

 
 
 
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