Letter: Better lighting required for pedestrian safety

Visibility in a city where it is often grey above one's head as well as below one's feet…should definitely garner more attention.

To the editor:

I read with interest your recent article on pedestrian safety. [Make Eye Contact with Drivers, Feb. 24 Kelowna Capital News.] It included informative stats along with tips for pedestrians, drivers and transit users. All of it wise and useful information, unfortunately there was no reference to lighting.

This city is very dark after the sun goes down. The existing artificial lighting is insufficient if one is to feel safe as a pedestrian, cyclist and/or vehicle operator. The low yellow light casts shadows.

Visibility in a city where it is often grey above one’s head as well as below one’s feet, combined with an aging demographic should definitely garner more attention.

I find it interesting that the RCMP parking lot has lighting that does not seem to create shadows. Could this possibly be a safety issue?

S. Turner, Kelowna

 

 

Just Posted

Kelowna artist featured on furniture

Shandra Smith’s work is now available on credenzas

Destructive blaze in West Kelowna fatal for cat

The fire at a West Kelowna condo claimed the life of one tenant’s cat

Man pinned under metal tank in West Kelowna

Emergency personnel are on the scene

Mudslide sends debris into Highway

Highway 33 near Joe Rich had mud spilled on the highway from the slide

Kangaroo Creek Farm hops into season

Lake Country’s popular tourist site has opened its doors for the season

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Sock Hop aims to send dancers back to another time

Writers’ Festival fundraiser in Salmon Arm springs into step for another year

Fundraising campaign launched for man caught in SilverStar avalanche

In only two days, the GoFundMe surpassed its $15,000 goal

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frightened cruise passengers in Norway

The Viking Sky cruise ship was carrying 1,300 passengers and crew when it experienced engine trouble

DOJ: Trump campaign did not co-ordinate with Russia in 2016

Attorney General William Barr said special counsel “does not exonerate” Trump of obstructing justice

Trudeau in Vancouver to support Tamara Taggart at Liberal nomination event

The former broadcaster is seeking the nomination for the Vancouver Kingsway riding

Penticton SAR team helicopters injured climber to safety

A 30-year-old woman suffered a suspected lower-limb fracture in Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park

Kootnekoff: R v. Sidhu, was he asleep?

Driver in Humboldt crash wasn’t distracted at time of collision with bus,… Continue reading

Trudeau calls May 6 byelection for B.C. riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith

The riding opened up when Sheila Malcolmson resigned in January

Most Read