Ashted Canal Tunnel Lighting, Birmingham

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Ashted Canal Tunnel Lighting, Birmingham

Ashted Canal Tunnel Lighting, Birmingham

Intelligent Community Challenge By Intelligent Community Challenge

Replacement of ageing and inefficient canal tunnel towpath lighting in the extents of Ashted Canal Tunnel, Birmingham.

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Creation of a safe environment to encourage pedestrians (mainly students from nearby campus) and cyclists to make use of direct links to Birmingham City Centre and the proposed Birmingham Curzon HS2 Hub.
The project extents provide an ideal opportunity to use LED lighting for both functional lighting of the canal towpath through the tunnel and architectural lighting to make the tunnel more inviting for general use. Could this situation benefit from a motion sensor lighting solution so that energy is only used when the tunnel is used?

What we'll deliver:

  • • Create an environment with lighting that could be applied to other tunnels and towpaths on Birmingham’s Canal Network
  • • Encourage increased use of towpath and contribute to making route more attractive
  • • Promote the use of the canal network as a safe and sustainable route to the proposed Birmingham Curzon HS2 Hub.
  • • Reduce maintenance costs and improve reliability of the lighting in the tunnel
  • • Reduction in energy consumption associated with lighting the Ashted canal tunnel and tunnel towpath
  • • Replace old, damaged lighting units and replace existing cabling

Why it's a great idea:

The project is part of Birmingham Cycle Revolution project. Project aims to embed cycling into the main transport offer and increase the proportion of cycle trips across the city from <2% to 5% by 2023 and 10% by 2033, through the development of a high quality city-wide cycle route network.

Steps to get it done:

  • The project is sponsored by Birmingham City Council and supported by the Canal and River Trust (CRT)

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Location Birmingham

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