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Street Light Policy & Map

Street Light Policy

Policy Background:

Rossland’s street illumination is provided by some 500 street lights with a mix of wattages, ranging from 70 watts to 400 watts; the majority being 100-watt and 150-watt bulbs. There is little consistency with the patterns in which the city’s street blocks are lit (or not lit) at night. The city features typical blocks with up to 5 street lights and other blocks with none at all. Budget and environmental considerations have since prompted more scrutiny on the number, location, cost and effectiveness of Rossland’s street illumination.

Rossland’s OCP has a policy to support an acceptable reduction and/or replacement of the City’s street lights to decrease night time light pollution, reduce energy consumption and operational costs. The zoning bylaw contains regulations directing any outdoor lighting to be located, arranged and shielded so that no direct rays of light are oriented upwards, shine beyond the boundaries of the parcel.

The full policy can be viewed here.

Street Light Map

The interactive map below illustrates the current street light upgrade plan. This map will change over time as upgrade decisions are made or lights are removed/added/upgraded. Click the layers icon in the top right of the map to see the legend, to hide/show certain types of lights, or to choose a different map background. Clicking a light on the map will show the number for that light.

If you wish to provide feedback on lights in your neighbourhood, please:

  1. Identify the light on the map below

  2. Inspect surrounding lights to understand the justification for removal or upgrade

  3. Click or tap the light on the map to get the Light #

  4. Download and complete this PDF form, referencing the light number in the form, and email, fax or drop off the form to City Hall.