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1. As a woman, I am always afraid of my safety

I feel vulnerable, afraid, and anxious when walking alone at night. Can this fear be eased?

How can we attempt to tackle this problem?

A Potential Solution

Create an awareness of safety

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From left to right: (1) The launch screen for Safe Streets (2) The safest route shown after you enter your address (3) If you click the flashlight, you see all the unsafe streets around you in “watch mode”. The map is generated based on data from past crimes (street, time), accidents, and neighborhood information.

Build a Support Network

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When you start your route (click the pink button) you have the option of notifying someone that you are heading home. Then you start your walk home.
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If you click the icon on the top left, you add new friends/family members to a list of people you can notify when you are going home.

Prompt action in Case of an Emergency

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Once you opt in to share your location with a friend/family member they receive a notification. After clicking this notification they see your route and have the option of calling you or calling 911 in case of an emergency. Once you reach home they get notified you are safe and your location is no longer shared.

Nurture a Community

Learnings

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52 Weeks of Design for Women

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