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Edgerton House Pleased With Expanded Safe Ride Service

Edgerton House Pleased With Expanded Safe Ride Service

In early May, Campus Police Chief Anne P. Glavin came to Edgerton House to discuss our safety proposal from the previous Edgerton House meeting. Along with Director of Special Services Steve Immerman, she addressed each proposed solution and answered our questions.

I am very pleased that she has agreed to changes in the Safe Ride route that will make Safe Ride more efficient for those of us on the wrong side of the tracks, without slowing down service to points along the current route. The new route should also significantly reduce travel times for students traveling home from Technology Square at night.

David Cuthbert G of Safe Ride has been most helpful in revising the route and we look forward to the new route's implementation near the end of May.

For the near term, Glavin agreed to provide Edgerton residents with patrol escorts until this route is implemented. Before September we are hoping for more Emergency Phones (perhaps one on Albany Street between Massachusetts Avenue and Edgerton House) and methods for calling Safe Ride from parking lots which are optional stops.

Susan L. Ipri G of Safe Walk has also been very productive in building a future vision of safe transportation at MIT which is more comprehensive and efficient than the current model. An integrated Safe Walk and Safe Ride system should minimize travel times along main campus and its perimeter while improving safety throughout.

Kudos to Edgerton President Jean C. Krause G as well. She has not only pushed the MIT safety issue along, but has worked with the city of Cambridge to get the repaving of Albany Street to begin in a few weeks.

Thanks again to Glavin for working with us to bring safer, more convenient transportation to campus.

Jill S. Kliger G

Edgerton Graduate Student Council Representative