ROAD LIGHTING IN TWO-LANE ROADS AND STREETS

ANLAEGGNINGSTYPER FOER VAEGBELYSNING VID TVAAFAELTIGA VAEGAR OCH GATOR

As regards the method of support, lighting along two-lane roads can be classified into 1. Fittings on columns on one side, on both sides in pairs, or staggered on the two sides; 2. Fittings on aerial (single or double) lines; 3. Fittings fixed onto house walls, with placing as in 1. With lights only on one side, fittings must be placed on the column top and as near to house wall as possible to prevent nuisance in the houses. If the road is wider, fittings should be on arms. Placing on both sides, either in pairs or staggered, is more expensive to install and to run but may be necessary when not only the carriageway must be well lit. Lights on lines are more common in older urban areas. The light can be placed centrally but may cause reflection nuisance in wet conditions. Fixing on house walls is not usual in Sweden, but in the UK special fittings have been developed. Economy is good and the light causes less nuisance in the houses. Crossings and interchanges must be lit differently so as to give road users advance information. Placing on one side is most economical. It also reduces the collision hazard. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Engwall and Strahle AG

    Brunkebergstorg 20/4
    Stockholm C,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Olsen, Michael
  • Publication Date: 1975

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 37-38
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM