There is a clear connection between how satisfied people are with the lighting at a site and their sense of security.

When asking people to mention what could make them insecure in the Frogner Park and the NMBU Park, many mentioned lack of lighting.

We conducted an experiment in the NMBU park where we illuminated side vegetation that grew close to the walkway where the participants were supposed to walk. The results suggested that lighting of the side vegetation increased the experienced lighting on the walkway and thus increased sense of security.

Installation of LED bulbs in Kristian IV's gate outside the Palace Park, which provided better light distribution, led to more pedestrian traffic on the sidewalk which was better illuminated.

Project manager

Aslak Fyhri

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