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Improved lighting by UCD helps increase safety at 46th and Market

April 21, 2012

Before last month, if you left the 46th and Market SEPTA station at night, you would likely be in for a dark walk home, past vacant properties, unlit parking lots and poorly lit homes and businesses. Indeed, the station had become infamous as a crime hot-spot. Since then, SCI-West and University City District (UCD) have finished lighting upgrades near the transit hub and the area has already seen a lower incidence of crime.

Photographs taken on Farragut Street demonstrate the improved lighting.

“Between this time last year and this time this year, the crimes are down dramatically,” says Steve Walsh, Director of Community and Business Services at UCD. “So far our efforts are really paying dividends.”

Read more on the SCI West blog.  

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