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Does lighting affect pedestrian flows? A pilot study in Lund, Market Harborough and Dublin

Unwin, J; Symonds, P; Laike, T; (2017) Does lighting affect pedestrian flows? A pilot study in Lund, Market Harborough and Dublin. In: Proceedings of the Lux Europa 2017 European Lighting Conference - Lighting for Modern Society. Lighting engineering society of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

A study records pedestrian footfalls in Lund, Dublin and Market Harborough during the day and after dark, either side of the Autumn 2016 clock change, using the change of end of civil twilight time to measure the effect of different lighting levels at the same clock time on footfall rates. Examination of total footfalls on weekdays and at weekends found significant decreases in counts after the clock change, on 5/6 sites on weekdays and half the sites at weekends. Further analysis found that the percentage decrease in the counts in the test period (same time/day of the week, light one week, dark the next) was more than in the control period (same time/day of the week, light both weeks), in 79% of counting sessions. The findings demonstrate higher reduction in footfalls on weekdays in mixed use areas, such as the sites selected in Dublin, and on Sundays in non-central locations.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Does lighting affect pedestrian flows? A pilot study in Lund, Market Harborough and Dublin
Event: Lux Europa 2017
Location: Ljubljana Slovenia
Dates: 18 September 2017 - 20 September 2017
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.luxeuropa2017.eu/wp-content/uploads/201...
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: Accessibility, footfalls, lighting, routes, streets
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
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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/1575421
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