What an inner city neighborhood looks like in San Jose CA
I worked in this low income, inner city neighborhood for 6 years as a high school teacher. Students were forced to walk several miles or take public buses home. The bus stop is dangerous but the only option for students from the surrounding 4 schools
(the schools don't sponsor school buses).
The student bus stop location attracts unsavory adults: Here you'll find a tattoo parlor, a public marijuana dispensary and liquor store.
Each year one of my students is stabbed while waiting at this stop.
But what choice do the students have?
Don't let children be sitting ducks.
The dangerous area around the public bus taken by public school students.
The proximity of the bus stop to 4 nearby schools
Across the state, in a walking friendly neighborhood you find this UCSD college bus stop. It is powered by solar lights. The bright lighting keeps students safe.
Add bright lights to places where the volunerable are kept sitting. This can prevent those waiting for a bus from being attacked.