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SAFETY & SECURITY

Pedestrians avoid walking at night.

Pike Place Market in the eveningPeople may avoid walking at night for a variety of reasons, such poor visibility. A well-lit neighborhood increases the feelings of security and comfort that encourage walking. Click here for more information.

In combination with good lighting, reducing crime makes people more likely to walk at night. Enforcement, education, encouragement, planning, and design tools can be used to increase pedestrian comfort and sense of security.

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Under each toolbox listed below, you have been directed to categories of tools. Selecting an individual category will link you to the tools from that category that can best be used to address the reasons pedestrians avoid walking at night.

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