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Is Lighting the Pavement Important?

Unwin, J; Thomas, RV; Raynham, P; Durante, A; (2017) Is Lighting the Pavement Important? In: 29th CIE Session Proceedings. (pp. pp. 1103-1108). CIE (International Commission on Illumination): Vienna, Austria. (In press).

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Abstract

This study explores the perception of streets, walking habits and trip occurrence amongst a sample of 65 participants. 57 participants thought that the pavements of the streets of London are safe, citing developed infrastructure, good maintenance and lighting as reasons for this perception, amongst other factors. 15 participants had tripped after dark, however only three could remember the location and only one blamed inadequate lighting conditions for the trip. Although limited and not representative of the whole population, the findings question the emphasis that current guidelines place on lighting the horizontal surface of the pavement. Further research is required on the effect of lighting conditions on trip occurrence in the older population.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Is Lighting the Pavement Important?
Event: CIE 2017 Midterm Meeting: Smarter Lighting for Better Life, 20-28 October 2017, Jeju, South Korea
Location: Jeju Island, Korea
Dates: 20 October 2017 - 28 October 2017
DOI: 10.25039/x44.2017.PO89
Publisher version: http://cie2017.org/presenters.php
Language: English
Keywords: Pedestrian, Pavement, Trip hazards, Lighting
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10039992
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