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Another viewpoint: Lights already on LBN are light pollution at its worst

I am curious to know not just how much those lights along the new exit in Glasgow cost, but how much does it cost to keep them burning? And to rewrite an old joke, 'How many Glaswegians does it take to pay to change a lightbulb?' - PEGGY FUDGE

By Peggy Fudge
Commentary: There's another side of the issue

I drive through the new exit at Glasgow five nights a week, and every night I am aggravated at the absurd overkill of lighting. One night I turned off my headlights while on the ramp and could tell no difference. Recently, on this overlit road, I realized some idiot was going in the wrong direction-the vehicle was heading toward me on my side of the divided road. Lighting had nothing to do with it. I am in favor of large, visible signs indicating turning lanes, and roads marked with reflective paint that is often refreshed to keep it visible.



I feel for the people near the new exit in Glasgow who thought they had moved out of town and away from the big city lights, but now will never be able to see the night sky from their own yard again.

This is light pollution at its worst. Aside from ruining one's ability to enjoy the stars, round-the-clock light has a detrimental effect on flora, fauna, and humans. I hope we do not buy into the idea that gargantuan light poles shedding a gzillion lumens on everything and everybody will make a safe road. Columbia's parkway exits are not lit up and I\'ve never heard a complaint or a report of an accident due to lack of lighting. As to 'whoever pays', well, that's us.

. I am curious to know not just how much those lights along the new exit in Glasgow cost, but how much does it cost to keep them burning? And to rewrite an old joke, 'How many Glaswegians does it take to pay to change a lightbulb?'

Meanwhile, I have a suggestion. On the next clear night, get in your car, turn on your headlights, and drive into the country and find a place, if you can, away from the dusk to dawn security lights. Get out and enjoy the stars. It\'s really an amazing sight. But go soon, because the light pollution is destorying this natural light show

. - Peggy Fudge Comments re article 58192 Wants better lighting on Bypass for additional safety


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