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.
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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.