The project, championed by Layton Burroughs Residents' Association following consultation with Nottinghamshire Police, is set to be extended to a third site.
A spokesman for The National Youth Agency said the use of pink lights was equivalent to treating young people as the enemy. (I know big groups of young people are intimidating but I kind of feel the same way actually)
"Lighting like this does not offer the prospect of a long-term solution to a community problem," he said. "We should be looking to help young people thrive not hurt or humiliate them." ( I really do agree with this, while knowing that some groups of young people will be really difficult to help)
Tony Gelsthorpe, chair of the association, said the intention of the project was never to show up spots, rather utilise the fact pink is seen as "uncool" by some young men. ( Yeah, right)
A member ( name with held) of the association, said: "We used to have quite a problem with large groups of young people hanging around in the underpasses drinking, which felt quite intimidating, but the pink lights have really made a difference. ( ...and I'll bet it's her favourite colur too)
"The groups aren't there as much and it feels safer walking through there now, particularly at night."