• Do you go out of your way to avoid feeling unsafe, and if so, what kind of things do you do?
  • Thinking back to a time that has made you feel unsafe – what would have made you feel more safe?


Why the contribution is important

Personal safety is something we all think about, and it can affect the choices we make in how we choose to live our lives.

These are just a couple of ideas to get you thinking about how safety may impact on your life, how you are supported to feel safer, and how you could be better supported to feel confident and safe.

You're welcome to answer either or both of the questions above, write about something else that's related, or make a suggestion.

Thank you for voicing your thoughts.

by Megan_LeicesterCC on November 06, 2019 at 11:51AM

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  • Posted by JE January 22, 2020 at 15:49

    There are certain areas of the city I would avoid at night on my own or even with one other person, such as Bede Park and Victoria Park. Stories of petty theft, being followed, and sometimes worse are too common for my liking. However, this to me is common sense. I wouldn't walk around at night on my own in certain parts of all cities. I wish it were otherwise! Perhaps better lighting and CCTV would make solo women feel safer.

    I also particularly dislike public transport late at night, and avoid it to feel safer. I like the idea of women only carriages like in Australia and India.

    The main time I worry about my safety is on my bicycle. I find a lot of motorists are not considerate of cyclists, and there is a lot of red light jumping across the city. I've been knocked off my bike and injured and also sworn and shouted at. The cycle lanes in the city are improving all the time, which is good. I would definitely also be in favour of more red light cameras, as they've solved the problem where installed and make junctions safer for everyone. I am aware that some cyclists are equally not considerate of other road users, but I try my best not to be one of them.
  • Posted by bclafton February 28, 2020 at 15:49

    i rarely go intot he city centre, it is not a welcoming place and can be quite dark and unlit at night. It does not appear to be a safe place for any one at night.
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