Lighting for pedestrians
8-9 September 2020: The University of Sheffield, UK
The aim of this meeting was to reach a consensus on the recommended design criteria when lighting for pedestrians in residential roads.
The key questions included:
What should be the basis of design recommendations?
Which metrics should be used in these recommendations?
How many classes of lighting are required and how should they be discriminated?
Do we have sufficient credible data?
To promote constructive discussion, attendees were carefully invited so that we could address a range of issues:
Laboratory and field studies of pedestrian visual tasks: John Bullough, Maria Johansson
Measuring reassurance: Antal Haans
Being seen by drivers: Ron Gibbons
Pedestrian conspicuity to drivers: Joanne Wood
Pedestrian flows and RTCs: Jim Uttley
Application / design criteria authorship: Naomi Miller, Wout van Bommel
Light pollution: Annika Jägerbrand
Broader issues of road lighting: Stephan Voelker
Day one: We presented recent work on lighting for pedestrians – experimental results; strategies; evidence for national standards.
Day two: Discussion: can we define optimal lighting criteria based on current state of knowledge?
This was followed by a day for presentations by PhD students, supported by CIE-UK. PhD students investigating any issue associated with lighting were invited – colour, vision, glare, daylight.