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Road pricing: how hard can it be?

John Dales
09 November 2018
Transport Planning Day: celebrating a profession that can do so much good
Transport Planning Day: celebrating a profession that can do so much good


My title this month is the conflation of two matters arising from events over the past two days. The first of these was a talk on road pricing by a chap called Paul Buchanan. The second will take me a little longer to explain. But here goes…

The Tuesday after this episode of Local Transport Today is published will be the first ever Transport Planning Day (13 November). Great credit for the initiative is due to Lynda Addison, chair of the Transport Planning Society. The core purpose of...

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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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