Make the most of ‘The Big Commuting Challenge’ with help from Lighting Services

Last Monday (16th June 2014) saw the launch of this year’s ‘Big Commuting Challenge’ just after Sustrans Two Tunnels project celebrates a year since it`s opening. Sustrans worked closely with Lighting Services to ensure lighting in the tunnel was safe for visitors, whilst incorporating the requirements for the resident bat population.

Over 300 multiple LED luminaires were used to lowlight the cycle path Two Tunnels of Coombe Down in Bath, which run for over 1600m in length (The longest cycle path tunnel in Europe). Project leader Richard Ludlow says of the scheme; “Lighting Services were tasked to provide a lighting solution that provided both durability and longevity whilst fulfilling the ecological requirements of the tunnels” “We hope that as more people use the cycle track during this Commuting Challenge they will appreciate the environmentally sensitive lighting within the tunnels”.

The ‘Commuting Challenge’ in association with Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol City, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Councils and the Department for Transport runs until Friday 1st August 2014. The challenge is set to encourage people across Bristol and Bath’s four council residential areas to find a ‘green’ alternative for their journey to work.

If you are interested in learning more about this project or wish to find out how Lighting Services can help with your lighting needs, please email

Image attached: Sustrans Tunnels lit by Lighting Services occupied by cyclists Photo credit © Andrew Aitchison / Ashden Notes for editor: Lighting Services started in 1985 stock and supply lamps, luminaires and control gear as well as offering services such as lighting design and energy management. High profile customers include: The National Trust, Bristol Airport and the University of the West of England. Also known as Specialist Lighting Services, more information about the Bristol-based company can be found at Specialist Lighting Services (UK), 3 Avon Valley Business Park, Chapel Way, St Annes, Bristol, BS4 4EU For more information or images contact: Kim Pounsberry T. 0117 9803254 E.