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Turning off the lights at night: "This black, it freaks me out"... one year on, mixed results in Bordeaux

2024-01-11T08:48:48.127Z

Highlights: For the past year, public lighting has been cut off on 80% of the city's territory. "Honestly, this pitch black really freaks me out when I get home in the middle of the night!" says Chloé, a science student. Deputy mayor in charge of energy sobriety: "The feeling of insecurity can exist depending on one's personal relationship with the dark" "We have not noticed any increase in insecurity. However, we have made adjustments by relighting a few hundred of theCity's 35,000 street lamps," he adds.


For the past year, public lighting has been cut off on 80% of the city's territory between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Objective: econom


"Honestly, this pitch black really freaks me out when I get home in the middle of the night!" says Chloé, a science student. She lives in an area where the lights have been completely cut off between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. for just a year now in Bordeaux (Gironde). "Even though I don't go out often, I still have this apprehension about walking in the dark. Luckily, I often have friends who walk me home. Frankly, I'd still like a little light to feel more reassured and I know I know a lot of friends who are in the same situation as me," the 22-year-old continues.

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Laurent Guillemin, deputy mayor in charge of energy sobriety, understands this feeling, while defending the municipal position: "The feeling of insecurity can exist depending on one's personal relationship with the dark. But what is certain is that in the areas concerned, we have not noticed any increase in insecurity. However, we have made adjustments by relighting a few hundred of the city's 35,000 street lamps, in particular to make it easier for the emergency services to get around. »

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