I am Project Sponsor – Intelligent Lighting at Highways England. I work on innovation projects to help to deliver the benefits of smart lighting solutions for England’s highways and major roads. I also contribute to the development of standards for lighting that help to keep the network safe at night by being lit at the right place and the right level at the right time.
I volunteered for the illuminated River project because I saw it as a great opportunity to gain experience in utilising good lighting design for purposes other than driver and pedestrian safety. Using lighting to create social spaces that drive a 24 hour economy is an interesting area for investigation in my career delivering lighting projects.
Alayna Waithe, Project Sponsor, Highways England