Let's Talk Streetlights, Safety And Public Resources
Let's Talk New Mexico 8/22 8a: Studies are showing there’s a relationship between whether there’s good street-lighting in an area and crime. Do unlit places in our cities create opportunities for crime? Do local governments spread lighting resources fairly? Are there unlit spots out where you live that become known sites of violence or theft? Have you ever called your local elected officials to ask about more streetlights or long-broken lights? How did it go? Wherever you live in the state, do you feel OK going for a walk in the evening? Sitting on the porch? What would help? Email LetsTalk@kunm.org or call in live during the show.
- Kathleen Burke, Street Safe
- Enrique Cardiel, executive director, Bernalillo County Community Health Council
- Bernadette Hardy, co-coordinator of the International District Healthy Communities Coalition
- UNM Police Department Lt. Trace Peck
- Brittany Ortiz, deputy director with Albuquerque's Office of Equity and Inclusion
- Reducing Crime Through Environmental Design
- NIJ: Improved Street Lighting
- UrbanLabs: Can Street Lighting Reduce Crime?
- MAP: Albuquerque Streetlight Density And Pedestrian Fatalities
- Fight Crime With Speedbumps And Crosswalks
- When It Comes To Streetlights, Power Matters