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Incorporating Street Lighting in a Safe Routes to School Initiative

Solar street lighting a smart choice for school crosswalks and parking lots   Safe Routes to School is a movement aimed at making it both safer and easier for students to walk and bike to and from school. There are Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs across the United States and Canada with a variety […]

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Grants and funding for rail-trails and other pathway projects

Secure financing for safe, effective community trails   Our rails-to-trails series delves into how this type of urban renewal can rejuvenate your city. First, we looked at the basics of urban renewal and how rail-trails fit in. Then, we explored how to incorporate lighting into a trail project and the considerations needed before it can […]

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5 Considerations for Lighting a Trail

How to choose the right type of path and trail lighting for your project   In our rails-to-trails series, we first looked at the basics of urban renewal, how rails-to-trails projects fit in, and why municipalities, counties, and states would want to take part. Next, we will cover the considerations when lighting a trail to […]

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Transforming Cities with Rails-to-Trails Projects

Renewing rail lines connects cites—and the people in them—safely and efficiently Rails-to-trails projects are nothing new, but they have certainly picked up speed in recent years. The first part in our rails-to-trails series, this overview explains the basics of urban renewal, this history of railway projects, and how to get started on rails to trails […]

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How to Make Your City’s Routes Safer

Find easy-to-install solutions, from traffic safety beacons and signs to street lighting Every year, more than 5,000 pedestrians and bicyclists die on US roads. Cities have generally built those roads for cars, and only cars, for the last century or so. Most cities have not considered the idea of equitable, multi-modal transportation until much more […]

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How to Do a Walk Audit

How to assess lighting for safe routes to—and through—your parks How safe is it to walk in your neighborhood? The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a non-profit organization that strives to advance safe walking and bicycling to and from schools. This means equitable transportation for all races, income levels, and abilities, whether in […]

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Dark Sky Minor Could Foster Major Advocates

Educating new experts in dark-sky friendly lighting will also help cities save money A new undergraduate minor in dark sky studies at the University of Utah is the latest step in the movement toward reducing light pollution. Already a leader, Utah has added to its acclaim as the center of the dark sky universe with […]

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EverGen featured in Electrical Business Magazine

EverGen featured in Electrical Business magazine   Thanks to high demand and lower costs, more cities are turning to IoT solutions for lighting, providing data for effective monitoring and reporting. Learn how Carmanah’s Sol outdoor lighting and Globalstar’s monitoring technology work together to become a complete solution in this article from Electrical Business magazine.   Excerpt […]

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The shifting color of the outdoor lighting revolution

High-intensity LEDs emit a large amount of blue-white light that creates glare on the roads, disrupts species that need a dark environment, and can even affect circadian rhythms while we sleep—but technology is shifting LED color temperature toward a warmer outlook.   LEDs have proven their capabilities for applications from car headlights and bicycle lights […]

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Reliable Solar Backup and Safety Lighting Solutions

Sol and Carmanah offer a range of products to help during disaster relief—and during the rebuilding process.   Planning for the worst is not something anyone looks forward to, but it is a necessary part of running cities, militaries, schools, and businesses. This is especially true for those in high-risk zones for events like wildfires, […]

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