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A Great British High Street

If you fear for the future of the High Street, visit Pateley Bridge’s. It’s not perfect; but it is great

John Dales
17 February 2017
Narrow carriageway, much narrower footways, and out of season: yet Pateley Bridge still thrives
Narrow carriageway, much narrower footways, and out of season: yet Pateley Bridge still thrives
A photo showing three businesses I was very happy to patronise, despite the unpromising public realm
A photo showing three businesses I was very happy to patronise, despite the unpromising public realm
This 1910 photo, hanging in The Crown, shows that the footways were narrow before the motor era
This 1910 photo, hanging in The Crown, shows that the footways were narrow before the motor era

 

Next time you’ve got the chance to go away for a few days, leave the arrangements to someone else. I recommend it.

Left to myself, there’s no chance I’d have chosen to rent a house in Pateley Bridge, in North Yorkshire, in February. But ‘er indoors did; and, despite the weather being cold, often overcast, and occasionally wet, we’ve just had a very enjoyable time in Nidderdale, with the small town we stayed in being a large part of the reason why.

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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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