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‘Riders Plan for Public Safety’ counters mayor’s plan to keep subways safe

Subway safety advocates gathered Sunday to release the “Riders Plan for Public Safety" – a response to Mayor Eric Adams’ plan that was released earlier this year.

News 12 Staff

Jun 12, 2022, 11:17 PM

Updated 740 days ago

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Subway safety advocates gathered Sunday to release the “Riders Plan for Public Safety" – a response to Mayor Eric Adams’ plan that was released earlier this year.
The Rider’s Alliance group created the plan that they believe caters to “core issues” New Yorkers face daily while taking the train.
After an uptick during the pandemic, 10% of NYPD officers now patrol the subway despite it being less than 2% of the city’s reported crime, according to the report.
One member of the Riders Alliance says they wanted to take a more proactive approach rather than a reactive approach.
“There's a whole complex of issues that are at play here so we decided to go to our partners that are experts in housing, in criminal justice reform, affordability…to come up with a complex policy solutions that could actually address the core issues that end up creating situations where people may not feel safe,” says Derrick Holmes digital strategist, for the Rider's Alliance.
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