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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