A SURVEY OF LIGHTING CONDITION AND THAI PEDESTRIANS’ PERCEPTION OF SAFETY FROM CRIME: A CASE STUDY OF PHRA NAKHON AREA
Keywords:Lighting, Safety from crime, Pedestrian, Pra Nakhon District Area
Lighting is one of the factors affecting feeling safe from crime in area. The objective of the study is to investigate the problem of lighting and perceived safety in Phra Nakhon District. The reason is because this area is one of the 50 administrative districts of Bangkok Which is important as a reservation area. The study investigated in a road in front of Phra Sumen Fort continues along Phra Athit Road on a 2-meter-wide sidewalk, which is a total distance of 150 meters. There are two component s in this study, which are 1) illuminance survey and 2) questionnaire survey. Questionnaire survey is related to lighting problem and feeling safe from crime on walkway which were obtained from 35 people. Results of this study suggested that at present does not achieve the standards. Most of the people required lighting to be brighter And they need improve lighting for better remembering characteristics of people.
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