Current Campus Lighting is Not Always Adequate

by Robert H. Nutt | 11/23/98 6:00am

To the Editor:

It was good to read in The Dartmouth ["Annual lighting tour looks at campus," Nov. 20] that Safety and Security and Facilities, Operations and Management annually survey the campus lighting. There are areas where additional lighting is necessary -- however controversial that may be. But putting aside "aesthetics" and "light pollution," I think every student should know that the present lighting along such heavily traveled thoroughfares as North Main does not adequately illuminate students in dark clothing crossing the road. Now, everyone who drives regularly in Hanover knows that students walk through traffic believing themselves immortal. That's a given -- in daylight. But at dusk, in front of Baker and Parkhurst, for example, the streetlights, while attractive, are seriously inadequate. Be careful.

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