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Streets of the future. Like tomorrow.

John Dales
15 February 2019
A bus stop clearway, which the car on the right isn’t clear of.
A bus stop clearway, which the car on the right isn’t clear of.
And all for the lack of a dropped kerb
And all for the lack of a dropped kerb
Caption competition time!
Caption competition time!


I’m not really an aficionado of The Simpsons, but there are one or two moments from the episodes I’ve seen that have stayed with me. The one I’m thinking of right now is a scene when Homer is standing outside Moe’s bar with Moe himself, as a low-loader pulls up with an industrial-sized piece of kitchen machinery. Moe says, “I got it used from the Navy. You could flash-fry a buffalo in 40 seconds”; to which Homer replies, whining, “40 seconds? But I want...

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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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