||[Apr. 2nd, 2005|08:56 pm]
The Question Club
There's a street in my very colorful college town that people are afraid of walking down alone at night. However, this street is centrally located and full of restaurants and businesses that are open late, so it's pretty much full of people all of the time. I've never seen anything going on there that would make me fear for my safety (there are many homeless people there, and plenty of smoke shops, but that's about it). As such, I feel perfectly comfortable walking alone there, while some of the more-deserted (but not decried as unsafe) streets make me very nervous.|
Which would you consider more safe: a well-lit, busy street with a colorful reputation, or a more deserted area that nobody worries about?
Note: I know that people usually won't help someone who's in trouble, and that I shouldn't be walking alone at night, anyway. However, sometimes I do need to go out and the buses don't go everywhere. I just want to know, from someone who's used to living in cities, if my reasoning is sound.