Safety and Gender in Los Angeles

Enci Box's personal account of how gender, safety, and living car-free intersect in her daily transportation decisions.

"At night I travel main corridors, big and busy streets. The busy streets are always well lit and they are maintained to the most part. I can see where I'm going, who is ahead of me or behind me and I can be seen if anything happens. I avoid any side street, even if I have to do a detour. They are not well lit, they have potholes, cracks, dark intersections and I'm invisible by anybody who drives by and could be witness if anything happened."

Full Story: A Woman's Comfort on Our Streets


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