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Politicians: work in progress

Urban Movement

John Dales
02 August 2019
Take note: the way to this man’s heart would seem to be through his experience.
Take note: the way to this man’s heart would seem to be through his experience.
What is it about a trial scheme that everyone failed to comprehend?
What is it about a trial scheme that everyone failed to comprehend?
There’s simply no way that anything like this could ever go wrong. Ever.
There’s simply no way that anything like this could ever go wrong. Ever.

 

Last time, I wrote some words that dipped their toes into the matter of the politics of transport. This wasn’t for the first time, of course; and that’s because almost everything that gets done (or doesn’t) in our streets is the consequence of some decision (or indecision) on the part of people who have been elected to office. This may be directly, as in the case of particular schemes or other actions, or indirectly, as a result of the pursuit of broader policy themes. Much...

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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.

 


+44 (0)7768 377 150
www.johndales.com

 

 
 
 
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