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Vägbelysning: en litteraturstudie
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5769-7193
2006 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Road lighting - A literature review (English)
Abstract [sv]

During the recent years, the Swedish National Road Administration has shown an increasing activity in the field of road lighting, which among other things resulted in a new strategy for road lighting and a revision of VGU (the design of roads and streets). The ambition with this literature review is to cover the knowledge in the road lighting area to a large extent, concerning aspects like visibility, accidents, security, aesthetics, environment, energy, physical measuring and recommendations. The purpose is both to increase the knowledge of road and street lighting at VTI and to create a useful source in the area, where it will be possible to find references for deeper studies. The literature search has been carried out in the databases TRAX, TRIS and ITRD. A selection of references was collected for deeper studying, while the summary, only, was used in other cases. The resulting literature review contains almost 200 references, most European, published 1990-2005. This report includes themes such as visibility, relation between accidents and introduction of road lighting, lighting level and change of existing road lighting. Security and equality, especially for road users at walking paths and bicycle tracks, are other subjects that are discussed, as well as aesthetics, environmental and energy aspects. Finally, physical measurement and maintenance of road lighting, along with regulations, recommendations and further research are examined.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: VTI., VTI rapport 535 , 2006. , 62 p.
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030
Keyword [en]
Lighting, Visibility, Luminance, Accident rate, Pedestrian crossing, Tunnel, Junction, Aesthetics, Man, Woman, Post
Research subject
Road: Highway design, Road: Safety devices
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6395OAI: diva2:675272
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2016-02-25

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