Keep citizens safe by putting street lights south of Broad Ripple Ave
  • Petitioning Broad Ripple Village Association

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Broad Ripple Village Association
Indianapolis Mayor

Keep citizens safe by putting street lights south of Broad Ripple Ave

    1. AJ Macht
    2. Petition by

      AJ Macht

      Indianapolis, IN

Crime is still escalating in Broad Ripple. Infrastructure needs to be put in place to help reduce crime.  Even the Department of Justice agrees that pedastrian scale street lighting helps reduce crime.  http://cops.usdoj.gov/Publications/e1208-StreetLighting.pdf

I don't want anyone else to know the feeling of what it's like to be face down in the concrete with a gun at your back.  Installing decorative lighting on side streets should make parking and walking at night time in Broad Ripple much safer while keeping the village aesthetically pleasing. It will also allow pedestrians and police to have a better visual of what they are walking into.

The current situation is creating fear, hurting business in Broad Ripple and disrupting what has always been one of the most vibrant areas of Indianapolis. This is truly a safety concern for anyone in the area.

I would propose to install decorative street lights in an aesthetically pleasing way from Broad Ripple Avenue down to Kessler Blvd on the side streets of Carrollton, Guilford and Winthrop.

Please make sure to also join the Facebook page www.Facebook.com/KeepBroadRippleSafe to stay informed.

The image above is an example of what a decorative street light looks like as to not degrade the aesthetics of the Broad Ripple Village.

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    News

    1. Star News Article

      AJ Macht
      Petition Organizer

      Interesting information in this Star News article. A lot of different opinions. I would maintain that lighting on side streets has to be improved in an aesthetically pleasing way. Residents (housing and apartments) as well as patrons are still going to park on side streets. For one, it's free and is better access to the businesses in general. Chances are, the parking garage will allow for a greater amount of people to patronize Broad Ripple. Which will increase revenues of business and in turn will increase tax dollars to the City of Indianapolis. Currently, Broad Ripple is a $75-80M a year business. And business is down up to 20% at different shops and businesses. Think of the tax dollars that are currently being lost.

      http://www.indystar.com/article/20120825/NEWS02/208250342?odyssey=mod

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures
    3. Officer injured during arrest last night

      AJ Macht
      Petition Organizer

      http://www.indystar.com/article/20120812/LOCAL1802/120812002/Officer-injured-during-scuffle-while-making-arrest-Broad-Ripple?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|IndyStar.com

      Please spread the news.. this is 3 blocks from my house and in the exact area where all this is happening. The guy tried to take the cops gun. The area is where ton's of your friends park to go out in Broad Ripple.

    4. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jared Vail MCCORDSVILLE, IN
      • 8 months ago

      Because I was robbed at gunpoint in the area a few months ago. Adding lights should be a no brainer.

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    • Sarah Michaelis ST. LOUIS, MO
      • 10 months ago

      My family lives in the area and I worry about their safety.

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    • Aimee Brough INDIANAPOLIS, IN
      • about 1 year ago

      Because my daughter lives there.

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    • Shannon Gillen INDIANAPOLIS, IN
      • about 1 year ago

      I live here, I go out here, It would be nice to know that it's safer for everyone, honestly. I don't like walking the streets after a certain time because of the crime around here ad really, that's a shame. This is a beautiful place, looks wise.

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    • Tom Brodie INDIANAPOLIS, IN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Community safety from crime during the dark of night.

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