I brought a motion to full Council last summer, focused on making Edinburgh a safer place for women and girls to move around in.
In doing so, I recognise that making spaces safer for women, makes them safer for everyone. The Council has launched a new consultation, seeking views on where people feel safe or unsafe and why. The Consultation also seeks views on what residents think could be done to improve perceptions and how safe people feel in the city. Findings from the consultation exercise will inform future Council plans to make Edinburgh ‘Safer by Design’.
The Consultation runs until 20th September 2022 and I would urge as many people to take part, so that hopefully we can design city spaces and a City that feels truly safe for everyone.