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