Install lighting in two heavily used areas.
  • Petitioned City of San Luis Obispo

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City of San Luis Obispo

Install lighting in two heavily used areas.

    1. Katy Palmer
    2. Petition by

      Katy Palmer

      San Luis Obispo, CA

While San Luis Obispo has been labeled "The Happiest Place in America", it is important to recognize that happiness does not bring safety. These two pathways, a bridge in Mustang Village Apartments and the path leading from Cedar Creek Village to California Blvd., lack lighting, creating an unsafe environment for San Luis Obispo residents. Murray Street and Cedar Creek Village both house many students who commute through the path coined as the "rape tunnel" every day, while the Mustang Village Apartments have been voted the "best off-campus student housing" by Cal Poly students for five consecutive years. On 1/17/2012 at 6pm, a student was assaulted by three men on the said bridge of Mustang Village. Blatantly stated, students should not have to walk in the dark on their commute home on these high-traffic routes: there is no excuse. Light these areas to keep students safe!

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    • jenna milot SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      because SLO needs to make sure students are safe at all times, especially with the past incidents in those particular areas

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    • Regina Costa MODESTO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Everyone deserves the right to feel safe.

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    • Jay Walter SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am responding on behalf of the City of SLO to clarify who owns the property in these locations. After checking the City land use information, both locations are on private property. The Mustang Village location is obviously privately controlled so the request should be directed to the Housing Complex. The path from Cedar Creek goes under the Union Pacific Railroad property through a culvert. It is not a legal crossing and UP considers it trespassing. It would be better advised for the students to walk along sidewalks to avoid the risk of poor lighting going through this culvert.

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    • Amy Young ANAHEIM, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I use these pathways and always get really scared at night because they lack lighting.

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    • Alison Middlekauff ROSEVILLE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      We should also get lights on Slack St. It's right next to campus and pitch black at night.

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