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Evidence: no match for a good story


John Dales
08 January 2019
“Free hospital parking. Obvs. Innit.”
“Free hospital parking. Obvs. Innit.”
“Mooaaar roads and no fuel duty!”
“Mooaaar roads and no fuel duty!”


It’s become fashionable, of late, both to decry the work of experts and to decry the fact that the work of experts is decried. You may also have noticed that many who decry the work of some experts also hold fast to the work of other experts. Strange, that. 

This may have led you to conclude that what’s actually at play here is the fact that people generally welcome the conclusions of experts who agree with their instinctive or otherwise firmly-held beliefs, and generally...

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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. 


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