my perception has been substantiated.
“San Diego is one of the darkest cities in the country,” Hamilton said. “It’s a big mystery to me why that is. We’ve worked for years to get the city to fund more streetlights. The policies have been changed in places that are higher in crime and near transit stops.”
While the city allocates $200,000 per year to installing new lighting, the request backlog totals $20 million. Rather than wait for city funding, WalkSanDiego encourages communities to form maintenance assessment districts to finance lighting needs.
also: “San Diego is in the top three to five in the country in terms of the percent of traffic fatalities that involve pedestrians. The national average is 12 to 13 percent and ours is 20 to 25 percent,” Hamilton, WalkSanDiego’s co-founder, said.
sd uptown news, 15.04.10.