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Fotios, Steve and Unwin, Jemima and Yang, Biao (2012) Lighting in Residential Roads: What Do We Need to Perceive? In: Predicting Perceptions: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Appearance. Lulu Press, Edinburgh UK, pp. 184-186. ISBN 978-1-4716-6869-2

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    As a pedestrian walks along a road visual information contributes to decisions as to how confident they feel about continuing with the journey. At night-time, road lighting enhances visual capabilities and thus has an influence on the visual information that is gathered. Road lighting in subsidiary roads is designed primarily to meet the needs of pedestrians and a stated aim is to provide a sense of security, or, reduce the fear of crime. While several studies have suggested that lighting affects perceived safety it is possible that this is exaggerated by the procedure with which it is measured.

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    Depositing User: Dr Stefano Padilla
    Date Deposited: 07 May 2012 14:21
    Last Modified: 08 May 2012 12:38
    URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/1093

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