• Mary S. Smith


Lighting is one of the most critical elements of parking structure design. Lighting is required for the perception of fixed objects, vehicles, and pedestrians. In many ways, good lighting is more critical in parking facilities than in other building types. Vehicles and pedestrians frequently occupy the same space; pedestrians may step out into driving aisles from between parked cars. Drivers must be more alert to potential hazards, with less time to see, recognize, and react to objects entering the field of vision than is necessary for pedestrians. As discussed in the previous chapter, parking facilities are at somewhat higher risk of violent crime than all other land uses except residential. Lighting is not only the most critical element in preventing crime, it is also a major contributor to the users perception of security and safety.


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