Technical Report 12: Lighting of Pedestrian Crossings

This technical report is a revision of a report produced in 1997 under the chairmanship of John Sharman. In updating the report, consideration has been given to the experiences gained from the recommendations of the original report, the advances in lighting technology and the requirements of BS EN 13201-2: 2003 and BS 5489-1: 2003. The report is intended primarily for lighting engineers, and as a guide for allied professionals in traffic and road safety management. All types of pedestrian crossing are considered, both with and without traffic signals. At zebra crossings drivers must be able to see pedestrians crossing in order to be able to stop, rather than simply responding to traffic signals. When road lighting is solely used as a means for illuminating a pedestrian crossing it should have a colour rendering index of no less than 20. Whether to provide separate lighting for crossings or to use normal road lighting is considered. It is observed that extra floodlights on crossings may illuminate the kerbs well but make pedestrians less visible when they are in the middle of the road. Site-specific appraisal factors are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Lighting Engineers

  • Publication Date: 2007


  • English

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  • Pagination: 24 pages
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01155286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 23 2010 11:00AM