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Relative Weighting of Lighting Alongside Other Environmental Features in Affecting Pedestrian Reassurance

Fotios, SA; Unwin, J; (2013) Relative Weighting of Lighting Alongside Other Environmental Features in Affecting Pedestrian Reassurance. In: Proceedings of the CIE Centenary Conference "Towards a New Century of Light. (pp. pp. 46-48). CIE: Paris, France.

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Abstract

This paper examines whether lighting affects pedestrian reassurance after dark. While there are a few past studies investigating this issue, review of the methods used gives reason to doubt their findings. This article presents a new procedure in which participants were asked to discuss reasons for reassurance using photographs of real environments as visual prompts. These were photographs provided by participants to illustrate locations where they would, and would not, be happy to walk alone after dark. The results suggest that lighting does have a significant impact on pedestrian reassurance as it was mentioned with high frequency as a reason for reassurance, along with access to help and spatial features.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Relative Weighting of Lighting Alongside Other Environmental Features in Affecting Pedestrian Reassurance
Event: CIE Centenary Conference on Towards a New Century of Light
Location: Paris, FRANCE
Dates: 15 April 2013 - 16 April 2013
ISBN: 978-3-902842-44-2
Publisher version: http://files.cie.co.at/922_AbstractBookletParis201...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Road Lighting, Reassurance, Photographs
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/1569965
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