Grande Prairie residents are invited to take part in a workshop to develop a city wide standard for street lighting.

City Traffic Engineering Manager Norman Kyle says right now street lighting relies on national standards, but the city would like to look at lighting needs related to the specific geography and climate of Grande Prairie.

“Once they develop community-based standards, then they’re actually going to do a model of the city; they’re going to model the current street lighting in the city and look at the light levels to determine where we have either excessive lighting or insufficient lighting, and that will help us when we do future capital projects.”

Kyle adds one component they would like their consultants to look at is the cost savings of LED lights.

The workshop, which is open to anyone interested, is set for March 19 at the Muskoseepi Park Pavilion from 5 to 7 p.m.