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Walking After Dark: Illuminance Audit of the Pedestrian Environment

Year: 2023

Presenter Name: Sabrina Waite

Additional Presenters:
Ian Nelson ( )
It is becoming increasingly dangerous to be a pedestrian, especially at night. The purpose of this study was to perform an audit of sidewalk illuminance in the neighborhoods immediately surrounding Southern Utah University campus in Cedar City, Utah. A digital light meter was used to measure illuminance at street intersections and at regularly spaced mid-block locations. GPS coordinates were also collected to enable mapping of the data. Results suggest the pedestrian environment does not meet national lighting standards, which pose significant safety concerns for pedestrians after dark. Results also provide the information required for targeted visibility enhancements of both sidewalks and crosswalks.
University / Institution: Southern Utah University
Type: Poster
Format: In Person
Presentation #A52
SESSION A (9:00-10:30AM)
Area of Research: Social Sciences
Faculty Mentor: Jamie Spinney