Drivers and cyclists warned to take care during street light turn-off
Police and road safety experts are warning to take care on Thursday night in Geneva as the street lights will be switched off as part of the ‘night is beautiful’ project.
The event is aimed to highlight the problem of light pollution which cuts out the beauty of the night sky.
All street lights in the canton will be switched off. The police say drivers should take extra care and they will have more officers on the streets. Cycling organizations say riders should use reflective clothing.
Although street lights will be cut – traffic lights and illuminated signs will stay on.
Organizers of the event are also asking businesses to join in by making sure external lights and signage remain off on Thursday night.