Currently the City owns and maintains 39,220 streetlights
that are installed on City streets, multi-use paths, and parking
lots. These streetlights provide lighting for motorists,
bicyclists, and pedestrians.
Streetlights have shown to:
- Reduce the number of night-time accidents, particularly
pedestrian related crashes
- Help reduce crime and improve the perception of safety
- Deter vandalism
- Increase social life by enhancing the night time
- Provide a positive aid to commercial, leisure, and
The Transportation Department receives requests from
residents and the Police Department for additional streetlights
and new streetlights in areas where there are none. The
Transportation Department would prioritize the requests and
install new streetlights as funds allow.
The map below shows areas of the City that the Transportation
Department has identified as needing spot streetlight
replacement. The purple area represents areas of low lighting
and poles that are direct burial (more susceptible to rust and
failure). The green areas represent areas of low lighting that
could benefit from additional streetlights.
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