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Travel demand: master or servant?

Do we have the confidence to influence the future, or will forecasts continue to lead us by the nose?

John Dales
20 January 2017
Glenn Lyons asking us if we want to influence the future, or just watch it happen
Glenn Lyons asking us if we want to influence the future, or just watch it happen
How many times do we not have to succeed before we stop try, try trying again?
How many times do we not have to succeed before we stop try, try trying again?
It takes a lot longer to build a tram network than widen some roads. But Nottingham shows it can be done, and others must learn from the example
It takes a lot longer to build a tram network than widen some roads. But Nottingham shows it can be done, and others must learn from the example

 

As I trust you’re aware (after all, it was front-page news in LTT713), a Commission on Travel Demand has recently been launched, to explore how changes in patterns of demand and types of travel can help the UK comply with its Climate Change Act obligations. Led by its chair, Professor Greg Marsden of Leeds University’s Institute for Transport Studies, the Commission will also scrutinise the accuracy and reliability of current demand forecasts, and examine how forecasting can best...

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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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