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Trial by, er… trial

No-one knows exactly what’ll happen when streets change – so why not try it and see?

John Dales
30 October 2015
The crossed arms of disgruntlement: but will their world really end if you implement the scheme?
The crossed arms of disgruntlement: but will their world really end if you implement the scheme?
With a trial, you could experience what might happen when there’s no motor traffic…
With a trial, you could experience what might happen when there’s no motor traffic…
…or you could keep meeting indoors and just speculate
…or you could keep meeting indoors and just speculate

 

As I’m sure you recall, I ended last month’s column on a real cliff-hanger; one that’s probably had you breathless with anticipation these past 28 days. I had queried the ability of the communities we typically engage with properly to comprehend, and therefore debate, the real outcomes likely to arise from changes affecting our streets; and I said this was something I’d return to this month.

What I return with is the contention that talking and showing pictures, and...

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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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