Part of: Design Principles of Cycling [Draft Version]

Appropriate Lighting


Adequate, well-positioned, quality lighting can significantly improve an urban nighttime experience.

When designing lighting for bike lanes:

  • Ensure that routes and crossings are adequately lit
  • Add more lighting in areas with a higher volume of cyclists and at major intersections
  • Install lighting on both sides of major roadways
  • Use uniform light intensity between posts along the same road
Pedestrian & cyclist-scale lighting in Amsterdam
Examples of standard public lampposts
and street lamps for pedestrians and cyclists.