Streetlights illuminated earlier in the a.m.

On January 30, 2013, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Streetlights are turned on earlier in Ball Square. to accommodate early morning walkers and runners. ~Photo by Bobbie Toner

Streetlights are illuminated earlier in Ball Square to accommodate early morning walkers and runners. – Photo by Bobbie Toner

The Commissioner of Public Works has decided to illuminate streetlights earlier than 6 a.m. to accommodate early morning walkers and runners.

It was determined that residents who are getting up in the morning and working out need the street lamps to be illuminated for safety reasons.

“This actually has taken place in Magoun and Ball Squares for people in that area,” said Ward 5 Alderman O’Donovan.

“Of course, it will catch up when we move the clocks back in March,” O’Donovan added. But, right now, it is “a little bit dark,” he noted.

 

3 Responses to “Streetlights illuminated earlier in the a.m.”

  1. Ron Newman says:

    Aren’t streetlights controlled by the amount of ambient light?

  2. Joe Lynch says:

    Ron – Yes they are.

  3. Hound Dog says:

    But it looks good “Oh my GOD is Boss Hog Jogging” bet yous arse he ain’t the only exercise he gets is raising a but to his lips and sucking down the smoke.

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