PLG23 LIGHTING FOR CYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE
This document updates and supersedes Technical report 23 Lighting of Cycle Tracks. It is a comprehensive review of current lighting standards and guidance and applies them to cycling infrastructure.
This document updates and supersedes Technical report 23 Lighting of Cycle Tracks. It is a comprehensive review of current lighting standards and guidance and applies them to cycling infrastructure. This document includes guidance for cycle tracks where surfaces are shared with pedestrians and cycle lanes forming either part of the carriageway sharing the space with motorised vehicles or sharing the footway with pedestrians. The document also discusses the need for lighting, environmental and ecology impacts and explains how appropriate lighting levels should be determined including facilities such as storage and parking facilities.
Did you know? The requirements for lighting when it comes to e-scooters and electric bikes, are identical to those for pedal cycles. Make sure you’re following all the guidance in ILP PLG23.
This document will be of use to all those considering improving or constructing cycling infrastructure, determining the need for lighting installing, the environment impact or the effect on ecology. It incorporates the latest advice from:
- Sustrans “Traffic Free Routes and Greenways Design Guide”,
- Department for transport “Local Transport Note 1/20:“Cycle Infrastructure Design”
- Transport for London “London Cycling Design Standards”.
The principles described in this document are valid for all cycle infrastructure installations and although it has been written, primarily, for the UK exterior lighting market, it could be used anywhere in the world.
PLG23 is a vital publication aimed at civil engineers, exterior lighting professionals; asset managers, contractors, professionals and manufacturers. It provides a comprehensive guidance on the need for lighting for cycling infrastructure.