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A better environment for people on foot? It’s in your hands

John Dales
10 May 2019
Calling all transport practitioners...
Calling all transport practitioners...
... it’s time to stop waiting for others to take the lead.
... it’s time to stop waiting for others to take the lead.
... you know what it says on the tin? ...
... you know what it says on the tin? ...


My words this time are directed squarely, and I trust fairly, at transport practitioners. 

They’re prompted by the fact that, every year since 2011, May has been celebrated by Living Streets as National Walking Month. Living Streets is, of course, the UK charity for everyday walking and its purpose is to achieve a better walking environment and inspire people to walk more.

That ought to be a doddle, no?

After all, barring a very few exceptions, everyone walks. And walking’s...

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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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