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SURVEY: What Makes You Feel Safe or Unsafe in Public Space?

Safe in Public Space is an initiative that aims to broaden the definition of public safety to address new public health challenges as well as systemic inequities intensified by COVID-19. Our goal is to better understand how we can create a safe space for everyone at The Bentway. We launch our public survey today and encourage you to respond and share it with your friends and networks.

Why take the survey?
Safety in public space can mean different things, depending on who you ask. What makes some people feel safe can make others feel unsafe. We want to understand who feels safe and unsafe in public space within our neighbourhood, why, and when, in order to inform our practices and policies at The Bentway. The survey should take approximately 10 – 15 minutes to complete.

The information gained through this survey will be used to help build a safe space for all users at The Bentway. Early next year we’ll be making sense of all the Safe in Public Space related research, interviews, and creative experiments, and developing specific, renewed safety commitments for The Bentway. We’re excited to learn, share, and grow together.