Letter: Calgary: Be like Toronto

By Brian Rubenstein

Editor, the Gauntlet,

[Re: “Students Fear Safety of Urban Campus,” Felicia Pacentrilli, July 20, 2006]

I sent an e-mail to Calgary Transit last year regarding my experience on the Toronto Subway. They have an area called the Designated Waiting Area (DWA) on each subway platform.

The area has great signage, is very well lit, has a payphone and panic button to call in case of an emergency and extra security cameras. People can gather in this area day or night

I suggested that Calgary Transit look at this and possibly implement something like this on our train platforms. I have not heard back from them. The East Village is very scary during the day, but like everything else our city hall does, they won’t make the area safe until something disastrous happens to someone.

Brian Rubenstein

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