Zoned Safety - Nighttime Safety Zones in Taipei Transit System
The Taipei Metro system marks off a specific area in each of its subway platforms that is actively monitored through video surveillance and has a nearby safety intercom. How does safety improve within this space and beyond?
Aside from being one of the cleanest public transit subways I've ridden, I'm always impressed by the public amenities in the Taipei MRT subway system. There are marked off 'Nighttime Waiting Zones' that are actively monitored by video surveillance and have intercoms readily available within the spaces to call for help or report any suspicious activity. The waiting zones are safe havens for late night riders and deter would-be attackers.
-How can we build out safe spaces within low-income areas where women can confidently congregate and meet?
-How can we amplify these hubs to have increased safety beyond their own borders?